About CLI Trainings

The following is a list of Trainings, Events, Webinars, and Meetings hosted by CLI and other organizations.

CLI members must be login to their online account for member pricing. Additional details are noted at the linked registration form. If you have questions on registration, please call the CLI office at 952.405.2010 or email 

If you missed a live training, please check the menu item Training Videos as many of the CLI trainings are recorded and are available for purchase or free download.

3rd Wednesdays | Let’s Talk About It 

Let’s Talk About It: Topics That Impact YOU!

The 3rd Wednesday of each month, the Collaborative Law Institute invites you to gather on Zoom to discuss various topics of interest to the CLI Community.  No registration is required for members, and the sessions are free!

The Let’s Talk About It! Zooms are proving to be a great opportunity to connect our community and for new and potential members to learn about the benefits of joining CLI.

We can’t wait to see you!

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 881 5154 6206
Nonmembers, please register in advance so we know you will be joining us!
Nonmember registration link:
Click here

Schedule and topics:
March 17, 2021 |
Responding to the truly challenging questions about Collaborative Practice
April 21, 2021 | What has IACP ever done for us?
May 19, 2021 | How to build a solid referral network to take your practice to the next level
June 16, 2021 | What do our colleagues think of Collaborative Divorce and why do we care?
July 21, 2021 | Interest-Based Negotiations and Goal Setting: How to do it and why it matters
August 18, 2021 | How to do Initial Consultations that will help clients truly understand their Collaborative option
September 15, 2021 | Value of Coaching—to clients AND attorneys
October 20. 2021 | Money and Collaborative Practice: Getting Paid
November 17, 2021 | Creative Settlements and  Dealing with Difficult Drafting Issues

May 2021  | Virtual Collaborative Experience Training

Click here for details and registration
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, May 5, 6, & 7, and 19, 20, 21, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM each day
CLI Member: $300

CLI Student and Emeritus Members: $0
CLI Members who have taken the CLI Collaborative Experience Training before and would like to take it as a refresher course: $150
Members of a recognized Collaborative Practice group from other states or regions: $300
Non-member of CLI: $425
Continuing Education:
PENDING 18 credits, including 1 hour of ethics credits for MN Board of Continuing Legal Ed. (CLE).

PENDING 18 credits LMFT, and MN Psych Board.
Certificate of Attendance: LICSW, ADR.
Description of Training: This training will include six 3.5-hour modules each providing three hours of training on collaborative practice including principles and fundamentals, the roles of the professionals on the interdisciplinary team, the paradigm shift, protocols of practice, the road map to resolution, and ethics. Part of the training will be demonstrations on the newest collaborative model, including a neutral coach/facilitator through performances of 17 vignettes depicting a full-team collaborative case.

The vignettes will give detailed insight into the roles of the neutral coach/facilitator, both attorneys, the neutral child specialist, and the neutral financial professional. The vignettes present the collaborative team with challenging legal, relational, financial, and parenting issues. The vignettes are instructive, practical, and inspirational. Participation in this Collaborative Experience Training is informative for the experienced collaborative practitioner as well as required preparation for the new collaborative practitioner.

Who Should Attend: CLI Members, Family Law Professionals, Members ADR, LICSWs, LMFTs, Licensed Psychologists.
Cancellation Policy: Refunds for registration cancellation will be processed if notice of cancellation is received by April 30, 2021.
Questions on registration: | 952.405.2010
Questions on Training: Tonda Mattie |
Lee Eddison |

Thank you to our Annual Partners for their continuing support of CLI!
Platinum Partners
Edina Realty | Jennifer Morris
952.937.8600 |

Rainbow Mortgage, Inc. | Dave Jamison
952.405.2090 |

Gold Partner
Supreme Lending | Brett Leschinsky
612.590.7896 |

2021 | Bridge the Gap

Bridge the Gap Training Series
5-mini training sessions to sharpen your skills!
No fee to attend, but registration requested to receive Zoom login link.
Registration form opening soon! Please check back!

Training #1—Thursday, June 24th from 12:00-1:00 pm:
Practice Development: Steps and Support

Training #2—Thursday, July 22nd from 12:00-1:00 pm:
Training Within Cases: How debriefs and pre-briefs can make us better at what we do

Training #3—Thursday, September 23rd from 12:00-1:00 pm:
Advocacy in Collaborative Practice—What does it mean?

Training #4—Thursday, October 21st from 12:00-1:00 pm:
Spousal Maintenance and Earning Capacity Issues in Collaborative Practice

Training #5—Thursday, November 18th from 12:00-1:00 pm:
What does it mean to say you are Collaborative? 

Minnesota CLE

Discernment Counseling: A Resource for Helping Clients Gain Clarity About Whether to Divorce
March 10, 2021 | Click here for details and registration
12:00 PM 1:00 PM
William J. Doherty, Ph.D.; University of Minnesota
Louise E. Livesay-Al; Livesay Law Office

Alternative Dispute Resolution Webinars
CLI Members are often featured presenters for these webcasts!