Benefits of Membership in CPW:
- Discounted fees for attending the annual CPW conference. The CPW annual conference offers a variety of high quality trainings that inspire, build practical Collaborative skills and offer opportunities to connect other professionals in Washington State
- Visibility for your practice on the CPW website and opportunities for networking with other professionals state-wide
- Opportunities for providing educational outreach in your community and finding support that enhance the success of your local practice groups
- Becoming a part of an organization that is making a difference, and changing the way that those in conflict can respectfully resolve their disputes without utilizing adversarial court-based litigation
Collaborative Professionals of Washington is the only state-wide association for legal, financial, mental health and conflict resolution professionals involved in Collaborative Practice across Washington State. CPW was formed to be the statewide point of contact for the public about Collaborative Practice and coordinates its public outreach efforts with the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) as well as with local Collaborative Practice associations to ensure that our message is consistent, professional and far-reaching. CPW serves as a central resource for training, education, networking and standards of practice for individual practitioners, local community practice groups and associations.
Interest in Collaborative Practice is growing by leaps and bounds as more and more people seek an alternative to litigation and an increasing number of lawyers turn to more respectful and efficient ways of handling their clients legal matters. Our mission is to make Collaborative Practice the first choice in dispute resolution by promoting and expanding Collaborative Practice statewide, making Collaborative Practice known to the public, and encouraging and fostering Collaborative Practice excellence. We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about Collaborative Practice and look forward to adding you to our broad base of members as we bring a collaborative choice to all parts of the state!