Archive for Mediation

NH Collaborative Law Alliance Annual Meeting

The Collaborative Law Alliance of New Hampshire hosted a successful annual meeting of its membership at the McLane firm in Manchester, drawing 40 members. Catherine Kligler of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, presented on the development of local practice groups. NH divorce Attorney Kim Weibrecht has been a board member of the CLANH since 2010. Her practice areas include alternative dispute resolution, divorce mediation and divorce law.

NH Alternative Dispute Resolution Alliance Hosts Symposium

NH Supreme Court Chief Justice John Broderick was the keynote speaker for a Symposium on the Future of Alternative Dispute Resolution in NH, hosted by  the Alternative Dispute Resolution Alliance on June 9, 2010. NH divorce Attorney Kim Weibrecht has been a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Alliance since 2009.

Sponsored by three partner organizations – the New Hampshire Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section, the New Hampshire Conflict Resolution Association, and the New Hampshire Judicial Branch Office of Mediation and Arbitration – the ADR Alliance is advised by a 12-member committee that includes Chief Justice Broderick; Jim Roche, President of the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association; Dr. Oglesby Young, former President of the New Hampshire Medical Society; John Hutson, President of the Franklin Pierce Law Center; and Lela Love, Professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

The symposium was the Alliance’s first public forum and it gathered interested professionals to consider the future of ADR in NH. A significant number of ADR professionals and participants attended the Symposium and heard presentations from eight speakers on the many faces of ADR. The Symposium also included small-group brainstorming sessions to foster discussions on more coordinated development of ADR in New Hampshire. (more…)

Kim Weibrecht to Serve On Dispute Resolution Section for NH Bar Association

ADR for the NH Bar Association

Kimberly Weibrecht, a NH divorce lawyer practicing in Portsmouth and Dover, NH was recently nominated to serve as co-chairperson of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution section.

The section of the NH Bar provides a forum for discussing alternative dispute resolution in NH, including training for mediator/arbitrators, ethical rule issues, mediation rules such as the adoption of the Uniform Mediation Act, rules for the Rule 170 mediators, and mediation rules for probate courts and marital courts. This section also keeps the Bar informed about alternative dispute resolution procedures, rules, and precedents nationally and internationally.

NH Divorce Attorney Takes Part in Collaborative Law Alliance Training

Attorney Kim Weibrecht, a NH divorce attorney focusing on collaborative law and alternative dispute resolution, recently took part in a successful 12-hour training through the Collaborative Law Alliance of New Hampshire.

Attorney Weibrecht is a member of the Board of CLANH, which hosted the training on Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice for 40 new and veteran collaborative professionals.  The Alliance brought trainers from Maryland for the event.

“The number of family law attorneys in New Hampshire getting trained in Collaborative Divorce is a sign that we are gaining momentum.  We still have a ways to go before Collaborative Divorce is as well utilized as it is in most other parts of the country, but we are getting there,” Weibrecht said. “I look forward to future collaborative law learning opportunities from CLANH.”

NH Divorce Attorney Kim Weibrecht Joins Collaborative Law Board

Collaborative Law NH

NH Divorce Attorney Kimberly Weibrecht has been nominated to sit on the Board of the Collaborative Law Alliance of New Hampshire (CLANH).

A statewide organization of collaborative professionals that oversees training and membership of collaborative professionals in New Hampshire, the Collaborative Law Alliance includes more than 60 trained members.

“It is an honor to be nominated to serve on the Board of the Collaborative Law Alliance of NH,” Weibrecht said. “This organization is committed to providing NH families access to peaceful dispute resolution and I’m proud to be involved in this effort.”

CLANH is a New Hampshire voluntary corporation governed by a board of directors. It was formed by a handful of members of the New Hampshire Bar in 1998 who had too often seen the damage done to families through the litigation process, and who  enthusiastically mobilized upon learning of the alternative originated by Stu Webb in Minnesota. We have trained over 100 lawyers to resolve disputes collaboratively. In 2010, we expanded to include mental health professionals and financial planners in our membership. CLANH is a member organization of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and is proud to be a part of furthering that organization’s goal, Resolving Disputes Respectfully.

Have questions about collaborative divorce? Feel free to contact Attorney Kim Weibrecht for more information on collaborative law or collaborative divorce in NH.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Alliance Taps Attorney Kim Weibrecht

Kimberly Weibrecht, a divorce lawyer serving Portsmouth and Dover, NH has been invited to join the Alternative Dispute Resolution Alliance (ADRA).

The ADR Alliance is an independent group of mediation professionals and representatives from the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution section, the New Hampshire Conflict Resolution Association, and the New Hampshire Judicial Branch’s Office Of Mediation and Arbitration.  The group’s focus is on improving the future of ADR in New Hampshire through strategic planning and coordination.

If you’re wondering about alternative dispute resolution, Attorney Weibrecht is available to answer questions about ADR as a strategy to resolve divorce or family law issues. Contact her by email.

Community mediators resolve disputes, improve quality of life

The Olympian — Seattle, WA    June 14, 2009

It’s always interesting to see collaborative law and mediation practices in other parts of the country. The Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County, WA started 18 years ago and has been quietly empowering people to resolve their own conflicts without lawyers or courts. It saves city and county taxpayers more than $100,000 by mediating divorces and diverting commercial disputes away from Small Claims Court…  Read full article.