Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014
Jeffrey Fink, collaborative law advocate and co-chair of MCLC’s Civil Committee, will be one of the facilitators at MCLC’s upcoming event, “Summit on the Future of Civil Collaborative Practice” to be held in Watertown, Massachusetts on April 4th.
“Whether you call it Collaborative Law, Collaborative Practice or Collaborative Dispute Resolution, Massachusetts has been on the cutting edge for years,” said Fink. “I am honored to be a part of this dedicated, thoughtful and effective group.”
“Collaborative Practice’s highly structured, interdisciplinary approach to negotiation – a way to get people and their lawyers to work cooperatively to solve problems – works really well in divorce cases, but so far has not caught on as much as it should for other kinds of disputes,” Fink elaborated when asked about the message he would bring to the summit. “At this summit, we are going to explore what we have learned to date about this form of practice, the reasons why clients do or do not choose it, how we might change the structure to make it work better, and how we can provide value to our clients by helping them resolve their disputes more efficiently. We will also bring tools of modern management to bear, doing a SPOT analysis and looking at business models that might make it more readily adopted. Since studies show that a collaborative negotiation strategy is often more effective than outright confrontation, we owe it to our clients to find the option that gets them the best results.”
A graduate of Columbia University School of Law, Mr. Fink has an international practice as settlement counsel (a discipline of which Collaborative Practice is a subset), dispute resolution professional and business lawyer.