Sunday, October 26, 2020

Short Preview of Hal and Elaine DVD

Click below to watch a four minute preview of the Hal and Elaine case, a demonstration in 21 short chapters of an interdisciplinary collaborative divorce team working with a couple whose divorce-related challenges become increasingly difficult. The unique power and resources of the professional team become clear as the case proceeds. The DVD is available for purchase by trainers and practice groups.

Sunday, October 19, 2020

Order the new Hal and Elaine DVD

Announcing release of a new video demonstrating a collaborative divorce team at work. The Hal and Elaine Case, a DVD in 21 short chapters, shows the steps and stages of an interdisciplinary collaborative divorce team's work with Hal and Elaine, a couple going through an increasingly difficult divorce.

Watch an extremely capable and experienced team of collaborative lawyers, mental health professionals, and financial consultant address predictable and unexpected challenges in spontaneous roleplays that focus on professional teamwork in action. The team members include: Pauline Tesler, David Fink, Lisa Schneider, Randy Cheek, Peggy Thompson, Ann Jacobson Nunno, Jeffrey Kahn, and Eve Poling.

The video is intended to support and enrich collaborative trainings and practice group sessions and is not a self-contained training. It comes with a discussion guide and notes for trainers.

Order “The Hal And Elaine” Dvd before October 31, 2020 at the
pre-release discounted price of $455.

Print out the order form below and mail or email to the address below.

Orders received after October 31, 2020 : $495 (Plus $ 7.95 shipping & handling).
Orders shipped to AK, HI, OR, PR: $14 shipping & handling.
All other destinations: Please inquire.

Please initial:

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______ I understand that this DVD is sold pursuant to a license that prohibits duplication, sublicensing, and other third party usage.

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Available for shipment after November 10, 2008.
Allow three weeks from order date for delivery.

Discounted price for prepaid orders received before October 31, 2008.

The Hal and Elaine Case

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The Collaborative Legal Practice Institute
163 Miller Avenue Mill Valley, California 94941

Saturday, October 18, 2020

The Hal and Elaine Case--A Collaborative Team Divorce

This weekend at the IACP Forum in New Orleans I distributed preview CD's announcing release of a new DVD, The Hal and Elaine Case. The preview will be available shortly here and at my website.

The DVD that is previewed on the CD will be shipped to purchasers in mid to late November. It is intended for use by trainers and practice groups. It shows roleplays of a full interdisciplinary collaborative divorce team working collegially with Hal and Elaine to help them through a challenging divorce process.

The DVD has 21 chapters, each five to ten minutes in length, focusing on the coordinated professional help that can be provided only by a team. The DVD is not a free-standing training. It's meant to be used in conjunction with trainings and practice group workshops, to show the power of the team in action.

The preview CD, if you have one, can be viewed on your computer, using quicktime. It's short: under five minutes.

If you encounter difficulties with viewing the CD, you are probably attempting to watch it directly from your cd drive. Some computers cannot do that without problems such as jumpy video or temporary freezing of the images. The solution is easy: download the CD to your hard drive and view it from there, not from your disc drive.

Orders for the DVD received before the end of October qualify for a discounted price: $455.00 plus shipping and handling. Beginning November 1, the regular price is $495.00 plus shipping and handling.

The order form is pasted above. You can also request an order form from me at:

I hope you find the Hal and Elaine case useful in your practice groups, and in trainings.