carl Michael rossi
I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.' -- George Bernard Shaw
I began my journey with Collaborative Practice in the fall of 1999. At the conference of the International Alliance of Holistic Lawyers I met a man with an interesting idea and approach to the practice of law. Stu Webb had created something he called Collaborative Law. Once I heard him describe it, I was convinced. Some might say hooked. I traveled to Dallas the following January to be trained in this apporach by Stu and Pauline Tesler, the other key person in bringing Collaborative Law to the world.
Since that weekend in January of 2000, my entire professional life (and much of my personal life as well) has been focused on Collaborative Practice (as it is now called). In addition to doing cases, I've continued to take multiple trainings. I've conducted many trainings, both basic and advanced.
A great deal of my 'free' time has been given to developing communities of Collaborative professionals and to expanding awareness of Collaborative Practice. This began later in 2000 when I created an email listServe for Collaborative professionals. This is now the main channel by which professionals world-wide share questions and insights about Collaborative Practice.
I've served on the Board of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. I was part of the startup Board of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois where I created its first website and listServe and established the beginnings of its Membership and its Training undertakings.
I have presented several times on various topics at the IACP annual Forums and my articles have been published in the IACP Collaborative Review. I currently serve on the Editorial Board of the Review.
Now I have created the Collaborative Practice Professionals of Illinois to support my colleagues in spreading the use of CP and to support the public in learning about CP and finding those professionals committed to it.
Chicago IL 60647 United States
|Fordham University, Bronx, NY, B.S., 1975
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, M.A., 1977
Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY, J.D., 1984
Family and Divorce Mediation Certification, DePaul University , 2002|
|Attorney (licensed in both NY and IL)
Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor
|Type Of Practice|
|I no longer do any litigation. In collaborative matters I work in either the attorney role or the MHP/coaching role. I still do some mediation as well.|
|I offer mostly intermediate/advanced trainings in -
Communication skills, Working as a Team, Growing in the Paradigm Shift, and Practice Organization formation and development.
|I've been part of the team in several Basic Trainings.
I've presented the Team working and communication skills at several locations.
I've presented several times at the IACP Forum|
|Collaborative Training Attended|
|2000 Basic Collaborative Law Training Stu Webb & Pauline Tesler
2003 Basic Collaborative Law Training Carol Ann Wilson & Cathy Daigle
2003 Basic Interdisciplinary Training Nora Kalb Bushfield, Robert Bordett & Eve Poling
2003 Intermediate Interdisciplinary Training Susan Gamache
2004 Intermediate Collaborative Training Carlton Stansbury, Kathy Gehl, Jeanne Schroeder
2005 Advanced Interdisciplinary Training Nora Kalb Bushfield, Robert Bordett & Susan Boyan
2006 Advanced Collaborative Law Training Silicon Valley Training Group
2006 Intermediate Interdisciplinary Training Norma Trusch, Deborah Miller, Scott Clarke & Linda Solomon
2007 Intermediate Collaborative Law Training Pauline Tesler
2007 Intermediate Interdisciplinary Training Linda Solomon
2009 Collaborative Law and Mediation Zena Zumeta
2010 'The Mastery of Collaborative Practice' Margaret Anderson, Randy Cheek, Barbara Bowen, Susan Campbell, Catherine Conner
2011 'Collaborative Practice Training for Civil Practitioners', Sherrie Abney
2011 'A Master Class in Becoming a Successful Full-Time Collaborative Professional', Pauline Tesler and Forrest (Woody) Mosten
|Collaborative Training Offered|
|2002 Advanced Collaborative Law Training John McElwee, CARL MICHAEL ROSSI, & Barbara Porzio
2008 Advanced Interdisciplinary Training in Communications Myra Walden & CARL MICHAEL ROSSI
2008 There is an 'I' in Team CARL MICHAEL ROSSI
2009 Introduction to Multidisciplinary Collaborative Practice Suzanne Brunsting, CARL MICHAEL ROSSI, Elizabeth Granoff, Donna Maier
2010 Collaborative Practice Fundamentals - A PreView, A ReView solo
2012 Collaborative Divorce-The Better Way! (Basic/Intermediate Training) with Donna Smalldon and Jeff Shushan
2012 'Growing into Practical Peacemaking' (Intermediate/Advanced) solo
|Linda Solomon, Dallas TX
Suzanne Brunsting, Rochester, NY
Gretchen Walther, NM
Malcolm McCollam, OK
Anna-Maria Pitella, NJ|
|I have reviewed the IACP Minimum Standards for Collaborative Practitioners and the IACP Ethical Standards for Collaborative Professionals. I verify that I meet the IACP Minimum Standards for Collaborative Practitioners and that I apply the IACP Ethical Standards for Collaborative Professionals in my collaborative practice.|
|I have reviewed the IACP Minimum Standards for Collaborative Trainers I verify that I am a Collaborative Practice trainer who meets those Minimum Standards.|
|I have reviewed the IACP Minimum Standards for a Collaborative Basic Training. I verify that the basic training that I offer as a Collaborative Practice trainer meets those Minimum Standards.|