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2016 Family Law Seminar

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Collaborative Law and How it Can Help Your Client (Telephone CLE)
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Collaborative Law and How it Can Help Your Client (Telephone CLE)

Presented by The Iowa State Bar Association's YLD Professional Development Committee

When: 11/12/2014
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Where: Telephone CLE
Contact: Christy Cronin

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Collaborative law provides a cooperative, supportive, cost-effective, healthy and transparent alternative to litigated divorce. The spouses agree in advance that they will not go to court, and will work out their agreement outside of the courtroom. This is the very essence of collaborative law. Spouses maintain control of the process, rather than giving control to attorneys or the judge. Collaborative attorneys guide spouses in the process, and draft all court documents and agreements. Children benefit immensely from having parents who relate to one another in a cordial way, and cooperate to resolve issues. A collaborative divorce ends the marriage, while setting the tone for your work as co-parents. This cooperative approach to divorce seeks to remove the need for spouses to become adversaries. 

Kara McClure
Kimberly Graham

Kara McClure is an attorney with Bergkamp, Hemphill and McClure, P.C., in Adel, Iowa. Kara's practice focuses primarily on family law, and she is a certified mediator and collaborative law attorney. She is a member of the Central Iowa Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Collaborative law serves as an opportunity for people to reach an agreement and resolution without the expense and emotion of a trial, and as a collaborative law attorney, Kara assists with that objective.

Kimberly Graham is the founder of Graham Law Collaborative, with offices in Indianola and West Des Moines, Iowa. Her primary area of practice is family law, including juvenile law. She's also a mediator and the current president of the Central Iowa Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She believes that lawyers and mediators can be healers, mending the social fabric of our communities. You can contact her via

CLE CREDIT (approved)
1 hour of state CLE

ISBA Members - $35
Non-ISBA Members - $55

Any materials related to this telephone CLE, as well as joining instructions, will be sent via e-mail prior to the event. Please include e-mail address when registering for this event. ISBA members, please make sure we have your most up-to-date e-mail address.

The Iowa State Bar Association • 625 East Court Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50309
Ph. (515) 243-3179 • Fax (515) 243-2511