Multidisciplinary Models of Public Collaborative Divorce Services in Israel

Please join us Tuesday, October 17th from noon to 1pm for a special luncheon and presentation co-hosted by the Collaborative Project of Maryland and the Collaborative Law Section of the  Bar Association of Montgomery County:

Multidisciplinary Models of Public Collaborative Divorce Services in Israel”

Idith Shaham, Collaborative   Attorney and Mediator from Israel, will share her experience co-founding the seven government-funded Collaborative Divorce Centers in Israel for low and modest income clients.  She’ll discuss:

1.      The rationale of publicly-funded Collaborative Divorce Centers and how the Centers get clients;

2.      The characteristics of clients in public Collaborative divorce;

3.      The roles of the professionals in public Collaborative divorce work and how that differs from private Collaborative divorce work;

4.      A review and comparison of the working procedures and methods in the seven different publicly-funded Collaborative Divorce Centers in Israel.

Location:  Conference Room in 1801 Research Boulevard, Rockville, Maryland.  Approximately one-quarter mile from Exit 6B off Rt. 270.  Free and plentiful parking.

 Idith Shaham is an Israeli Collaboratively-trained attorney and mediator in private practice specializing in family law and mediation since 2003.  She was the co-founder of the first public Collaborative Divorce Center in Israel providing pro bono and   low bono services.  She went on to co-found six more publicly-funded Collaborative Divorce Centers.  Her presentation about the government-funded Collaborative Divorce Centers was the inspiration for the Collaborative Project of Maryland.  Ms. Shaham was the first Collaborative Divorce trainer (in Hebrew) in Israel and currently serves as a member of the Family Law Committee for the Israel Bar Association, Tel Aviv District  She has a LLB degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MA in Gender Studies from Lesley University in Boston.