CLI Newsletter Links

Linked here are recent CLI Newsletters in PDF format and a live link. The CLI electronic newsletters are emailed through our Constant Contact email system. If you would like to join our Newsletter email list, please contact CLI Administrative support at

April 2021 PDF | Live Link
December 2020 PDF | Live Link
October 2020 PDFLive Link
July 2020 PDF | Live link
April 2020 PDF | Live Link
December 2019 PDF | Live Link


2021 | CLI Standing Committees

Please contact the Committee chair if you are interested in participating on a committee or have ideas or suggestions.

Annual Forum Committee:
Chairs 2021: Brian Burns and Angela Hart |
Goal: To build the Collaborative Law Institute community through informing the membership of the accomplishments of the Institute as well as to inspire and educate the members to rise to higher levels of Collaborative practice.
Forum 2021 | December 2nd & 3rd | Location: TBD

Governance Committee:
Chairs 2021: Brian Burns & Angela Heart | I
Goal: To provide the Board of Directors with recommendations that might further the organizational health of CLI. To that end, the Governance Committee shall conduct ongoing review of our organization’s policies, bylaws, and infrastructures with the purpose of ensuring that CLI is efficient, accountable, and fully engaging its members.

Membership Committee:
Chair 2021: Ron Ousky |
Goal: To develop an active membership by reaching out to prospective members and serving existing members. The committee is responsible for developing and implementing policies regarding the new member and renewal processes. We organize and staff new member gatherings and the CLI Summer Event.
Meets: First Thursday of the month at 10:00 am on Zoom.

Public Education:
Chairs 2021: Louise Livesay-Al |
Goal: To double the number of Collaborative process cases annually through a process of education of the public and professional communities. The committee focused on achieving this goal through increasing public awareness via outreach and media relations.
Meets: Second Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am on Zoom.

Sliding Scale Fee Committee:
Chair 2021: Kari McGuire |
Goal: To establish a program through which unrepresented low income parties may receive services in the Collaborative process.

Sponsorship Committee:
Chair 2021: Sandy Beeson |

Sunshine Committee:
Chair 2021: Gay Rosenthal |

Technology Committee:
Chair 2021: Carl Arnold |

Training Committee:
Co-Chairs 2020: Tonda Mattie & Lee Eddison |;
Goal: To engage the Collaborative Institute members and other professionals in a life-long learning process that promotes a shift of mind set and equips all professionals with special skills to that settlement occurs and healing begins.
Meets: Fourth Monday of the month at 11:30 am on Zoom.

Media Contact for 2021:
Megan Yates, Attorney | | 952-806-9787

2021 | CLI Board of Directors

2021 CLI Board Members |

Megan Yates (term expires 2022)
Secretary/CLI Administrator:
Sandy Beeson (not a voting member of the Board)
Brian Burns (term expired 2020; not a voting member of the Board)
Angela Heart (term expires 2021)
Brett Jensen (not a voting member of the Board)
Meagan Fox (term expires 2022)
Audra Holbeck (term expires 2021)
Allison Maxim (term expires 2022)
Ron Ousky (term expires 2021)
Rebecca Randen (term expires 2023)
Gay Rosenthal (term expires 2023)
George Zaske (term expires 2023)

*See the CLI Website at for contact information.

Meeting Dates |
CLI Board Meetings are generally held on the second Wednesday of each month or as posted. Members are welcome to attend the board meetings. If you plan to attend, please contact to confirm the location and time of the meeting.

Board Meeting Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Zoom Link:

Dates and locations:
April 14, 2021 | Virtual Meeting
May 12, 2021 | Virtual Meeting

June 9, 2021 | Virtual Meeting
July 14, 2021 | Virtual Meeting
August 11, 2021 |  Virtual Meeting

September 8, 2021 | Virtual Meeting
October 13, 2021 | Virtual Meeting
November 10, 2021 | Virtual Meeting
December 2-3, 2021 – No board meeting… see you at the Forum!

IACP Annual Forum | October 28-31, 2021

The Annual Networking and Educational Forum is the largest and most preeminent gathering of Collaborative Professionals from around the world.

The 2021 Forum in San Diego promises to be another incredible opportunity for networking, education, and sharing of best practices. After a wildly successful virtual Forum last year, and a year of membership growth, our participants are eager to see each other in person again.

Learn more about the 2021 IACP Forum at www.IACP

Minnesota CLE

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