Creative Approaches to Providing Collaborative Services to People of Modest Means

The expansion of Collaborative Practice to low income clients is expanding in much the same way as Practice groups did ten to fifteen years ago. some programs are created and administered by Practice groups, some by local bar associations or legal aid organizations, some by state or local government entities, and some by law schools. The most positive news to report is that there are many practitioners across the country with access programs. through the use of pro bono or “low bono” (sliding fee scales, lower hourly rates, or lower flat fees) programs, our fellow Collaborative divorce practitioners are attempting to bring our groundbreaking processes to the poor or near poor populations around the world. The following is a description of the different types of programs that the IACP access to Collaboration task Force has identified over the past year.

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