International Award for MCLE's New book, Collaborative Law: Practice and Procedures
The international Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) has announced that Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE | New England) received three of only 15 awards granted to competitors representing more than 300 CLE organizations. One of the awards went to a new book titled, Collaborative Law: Practice and Procedures, First Edition © 2014 by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., Boston.
MCLE was honored with the award of Outstanding Achievement in the “Publications” category, for its publication, Collaborative Law: Practice and Procedures. Published in January 2014, the multi-authored handbook addresses the burgeoning field of collaborative law from both multistate and multidisciplinary perspectives. Its editorial scope extends beyond Massachusetts to the northern New England states, where interest in the practice of collaborative law increases even as the discipline continues to emerge. At its core, the book is a how-to manual for conflict resolution using a team-based approach -- unique in that it represents the work of a diverse group of interdisciplinary professionals dedicated to resolving legal disputes out of court, including attorneys, mental health professionals, coach/facilitators, financial specialists, and mediators.
Founded in 1969, MCLE | New England is an independent organization that offers continuing legal education to 20,000 lawyers annually, through seminars, published practice manuals and online products for distance learning and CLE credit. MCLE is a not-for-profit organization of 40 employees, located in downtown Boston. All of MCLE's products and services are presented and authored by a nationally recognized volunteer faculty and author base.