Vision & Mission

Vision & Mission

CCP Vision:  Who We Are

As we apply collaborative practice to civil law, trusts and estates disputes, CCP Members:

  • Model and empower clients to honor human dignity.
  • Affirm that optimal outcomes are only possible when decision-makers can empathically consider the wellbeing of all participants.
  • Facilitate a client-driven vision of resolution that embraces all participants’ wellbeing and concerns.
  • Elicit colleagues’ and clients’ consideration for how proposed resolutions impact the wellbeing of children, immediate and extended family networks, as well as local communities and broader environments; and.
  • Set the standard for training, professionalism and skill for the civil collaborative practice community, and the collaborative community at large.

CCP Mission:  What We Do

CCP leads the way in bringing transformative Collaborative Team Processes to the resolution of Civil Law, Trusts and Estates disputes.


  • Train professional members to foster increased understanding and respect among all collaborative participants.
  • Develop an advanced training and a “best practices” model for collaborative practice applicable to civil disputes, as well as trusts and estates.
  • Ensure “best practices” align with CPCal, and IACP training and ethical standards.
  • Provide Train the Trainer opportunities at basic and advanced training levels.
  • Enlist local law schools, as well as graduate schools in clinical and financial fields to help develop and expand existing modest-means clinics where all collaborative professionals (licensed and unlicensed lawyers, financial specialists and mental health professionals) train, practice and gain mastery in civil collaborative practice, while serving the underserved.
  • Develop and share resources and protocols, as we strengthen and expand our distinct presence and alliance within LACFLA, CPCAL & IACP.
  • Build a Visual, Conceptual Matrix of fundamental Collaborative Principles, Practices and Skills that extends across all areas of law, and strengthens relationships between areas within the larger Collaborative Community.
  • Engage relevant referral sources by offering monthly Trusts & Estates Legal Process Options trainings for administrators, staff, their clients, and the public regarding collaborative resolutions to clients’ trusts, estates and probate disputes, e.g. local banks, investment brokerage firms, and credit unions.
  • Develop Legal Process Options trainings for other areas of civil collaborative practice, and engage relevant referral sources.