As a necessary precaution, at this time we are cancelling all in-person POD meetings scheduled though April 20th. POD meetings may still occur by telephone, video conference or other means that do not require in-person attendance at a meeting, please reach out to your POD leader.
The Sarasota POD will meet from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 PM
POD Leader: Cathie Hawkins CPA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Early Bird Pricing $495.00 (Ends March 6, 2020)
- Regular Pricing $550.00 (After March 6, 2020)
Costs include continental breakfast and lunch each day as well as the cocktail hour Friday evening immediately following the training.
Each attendee will receive a copy of the book -
The Clear and Easy Guide to Collaborative Divorce
by Jeremy Gaies
At our two-day Introductory Training, participants will do the following:
We know that many professionals have taken the intro training before and may only be interested in the advanced trainings when they come to town. We offer advanced trainings later in the year, but have found that experienced collaborative professionals repeat the intro training as well. Feedback from these professionals has informed us that they feel a refresher in the process is helpful, that they learn new skills, and update their knowledge on the law and creative ways to help their clients divorce collaboratively.
Learn more: For General questions contact Lori Georgiou at email@example.com, for sponsorship questions contact Susan Helms at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Trainers:
Next Generation Divorce is excited to welcome back The Florida Collaborative Trainers for this 2 Day Intro and Refresher Course in Collaborative Divorce.
Robert J. Merlin, Esq. Bob exclusively practices family law. His office is in Coral Gables, Florida. He specializes in Collaborative Family Law and other non-adversarial processes to help clients resolve their family matters without litigating. Bob lectures regularly on Collaborative Family Law and has written numerous articles about the Collaborative Process. Bob was the point person in Florida for the passage of the Florida Collaborative Law Process Act and the adoption of the Collaborative rule of procedure and The Florida Bar Collaborative Rule of Professional Conduct, all of which went into effect on July 1, 2017. He is on the Boards of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Collaborative Family Law Institute.
Lana M. Stern, Ph.D. Lana is a Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Parent Coordinator and Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator. She is an active and enthusiastic proponent of the Collaborative Process and has worked extensively on collaborative family law cases as the MHP/Facilitator. Her article, “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing”, has been published in both the Spring 2017 issue of Collaborative Review (The Journal of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals) and in The Divorce Puzzle–Connecting the Pieces Collaboratively, (2017). Additionally, she has co-authored the chapter “Collaborative Law” in The Florida Bar CLE textbook, Dissolution of Marriage. Dr. Stern lectures statewide, nationally and internationally on the role of the neutral mental health facilitator in the Collaborative Process. Dr. Stern has been in private practice as a psychologist in the Coral Gables, Florida area for the past 30 years.
Rosemarie S. Roth, Esq. Rosemarie has practiced in the area of Family Law for the past 33 years and specializes in Collaborative Family Law. Rosemaire brought the Collaborative Process to Florida in 1999 and founded the state’s first practice group, the Collaborative Family Law Institute. After serving as president for ten years, Rosemarie became the founding president of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Florida in 2010 and served in that capacity until 2015. In 2009 she received the Stu Webb Distinguished Service Award in Recognition of Exceptional Leadership and Devoted Service to the Collaborative Family Law Institute. Rosemarie is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, and an adjunct professor teaching the Collaborative Family Law workshop at the University of Miami School of Law.
Edward S. Sachs, CPA/ABV CFF Ed is a Certified Public Accountant, Accredited in Business Valuation and Certified in Family Forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. After 25 years of representing spouses in litigated divorces, in 2016, Ed left his position as Director of Litigation and Valuation Services for a large Coral Gables firm and opened his own accounting practice dedicated to the Collaborative Process and other alternatives to litigation in settling financial issues in divorce and business. Ed currently serves as President of the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals and is a member of three practice groups in Miami-Dade, Broward and South Palm Beach counties. He has trained countless professionals throughout Florida in the Collaborative Process.
Trainer’s Testimonials: https://floridacollaborativetrainers.com/testimonials/
CANCELLED - Wednesday, April 8, 2020
4:30 - 6:30 PM at Brio's in International Plaza
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
4:30 PM Networking
5:00 PM Announcements
5:30 PM Program Begins
Brio's in International Plaza2223 N. Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607
Free for NGD Members
$20.00 for Guests
The Bradenton/Manatee POD meets from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
at Pier 22
1200 First Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205
POD leaders: Faith Brown at email@example.com, and
Diane Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pasco POD meets from 7:30 am to 9:00 am
7121 State Road 54,
New Port Richey, FL 34653
POD leader: Laurie Chane, Esq. at email@example.com
NGD Carrollwood POD
The Carrollwood POD meets from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
at Bank of Tampa -
13868 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL.
POD Leader: George Melendez at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Brandon POD will meet from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Girard & Johnson,
425 Lithia Pinecrest Road,
Brandon, FL 33511
POD leader Marie-Eve Girard at email@example.com
North Pinellas/Clearwater POD
The North Pinellas POD meets from 7:30 am to 9:00 am
at Westbay CPAs -
2358 Drew Street,
Clearwater, FL 33765
South Tampa POD
The South Tampa POD meets from 4:30 until 6 PM
POD Leader: Shawn Mesa, Esq. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Pete POD
The St. Pete POD meets from 8:00 AM until 9:00 AM
at Belinda Lazzara’s office
757 Arlington Avenue North
St. Petersburg FL 33701
POD Leader: Amy Gleason at email@example.com
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
- Early Bird Pricing $495.00 (Ends August 7, 2020)
- Regular Pricing $550.00 (After August 7, 2020)
- Law Student Pricing $100
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Wednesday, December 9, 2020