Learn about Collaborative Family Law during February seminar

by Mandy Hicks

cooperative family lawJoin local attorneys to learn more about collaborative family law practice at a seminar set for Thursday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The seminar is being offered and organized by the Bowling Green-Warren County Bar Association.

The seminar is set for Warren County Justice Center, Second Floor, Courtroom D, in Bowling Green, Ky., and offers 1.5 hours of Kentucky Bar Association approved CLE (Continuing Legal Education) credits. The presenters will be Benjamin Papa and Julia McAninch of the Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance and is sponsored by Wilson Counseling.

“Collaborative family practice allows attorneys, financial professionals, therapists and the members of the family to work together to solve legal, financial and emotional issues together,” says Rebecca Simpson, family law attorney at English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP, who is helping organize the seminar. Rebecca is serving as CLE chair of Bowling Green-Warren County Bar Association. “My hope is to see more attorneys and other professionals working on family law issues collaboratively so that families can solve disputes reasonably and respectfully and avoid the contentiousness of court.”

To reserve lunch, please contact Risa Gilliam of English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP, at or (270) 781-6500. The deadline to reserve lunch is Feb. 21.

The February seminar is free for attorneys, mental health professionals, financial professionals and others who are interested in the topic. In August, ELPO will host a two-day training that qualifies those who complete it to work in collaborative teams. More information will be provided later this spring.