Collaborative Lawyers of Eastern Iowa Recent Meeting
The Collaborative Lawyers of Eastern Iowa (CLEI) recently held an educational session featuring Dr. Randy Heller. Dr. Heller presented, “The Role of the Mental Health Professional in the Collaborative Process.” Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC family law attorney Jacob Koller serves as president of CLEI.
CLEI was formed in 2010. Its members embrace and utilize an alternative way to handle divorce and other family disputes by:
- Resolving divorce, non-marital custody, prenuptial and postnuptial disputes without resorting to adversarial techniques or tactics.
- Seeking to understand both parties and to achieve a fair outcome, not only for their clients, but the family as a whole.
- Adhering to core principles, which are a "no-court" pledge, a cooperative model of negotiation, and the use of neutral experts, when necessary to resolve conflict.
The members of the CLEI are trained in the practice of collaborative law. To become a member attorney of the Collaborative Lawyers of Eastern Iowa, you must:
- Be admitted to practice in the State of Iowa;
- Complete a 12-hour collaborative practice training course;
- Complete six (6) hours of mediation training; and
- Be a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
With certain criteria, CLEI also welcomes child-advocate, health care, and financial professionals.
To learn more about CLEI or collaborative law, please visit the CLEI website: https://www.collaborateiowa.org/.