Saturday, December 6, 2020

Come to a public talk about Collaborative Divorce, in Annapolis, MD

Pauline Tesler, Pioneer in Collaborative Law Movement, Speaks on Collaborative Law and Consensus Building, Dec. 16

December 5, 2020
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

Pauline H. Tesler, co-founder of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and author of the critically-acclaimed practice manual, Collaborative Law: Achieving Effective Resolution in Divorce without Litigation, will discuss collaborative law and its potential to resolve deep conflict and foster consensus in a special event sponsored by the Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office and the University of Baltimore's master's degree program in Negotiations and Conflict Management on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Judicial Education and Conference Center, 2011 D Commerce Park Drive in Annapolis. The event is free and open to the public.

Tesler's practice manual was the first book-length treatise for collaborative lawyers. Its substantially revised second edition, now available, joins her growing family of publications on collaborative law, including Collaborative Divorce: The Revolutionary New Way to Restructure Your Family, Resolve Legal Issues, and Move on with Your Life, which is intended for general readers and as a practice development tool for collaborative lawyers.

Tesler, who served as the first president of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, has introduced thousands of lawyers and other professionals to collaborative practice in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. She provides interdisciplinary trainings and practice development workshops at all levels, and also conducts mentoring, coaching and case consultation to professionals experiencing difficulties in their casework. She was a co-recipient of the inaugural "Lawyer as Problem Solver" award from the American Bar Association in 2002. More information about her trainings and writings can be found on her blog,, and on her Web site,

Members of the Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence can receive activity credit for attending this event.

Tesler's appearance is supported by the following additional organizations: the Alternative Dispute Resolution Office; the District Court of Maryland; the Center for Dispute Resolution at the University of Maryland School of Law; the Community Conferencing Center; Community Mediation Maryland; the Legal Studies Institute at Anne Arundel Community College; the Maryland Commission on Human Relations the Maryland Council on Dispute Resolution; the Maryland State Bar Association's ADR Section; Mount Saint Mary's University; the Peace Studies Program at Goucher College; the Department of Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution at Salisbury University; the Maryland Chapter of the Association of Conflict Resolution; and the Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center at Howard Community College.

For more information about this event, call 410.837.4060.

The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the School of Law, the Yale Gordon College of Liberal Arts and the Merrick School of Business.