Martinsburg, WV, January 13, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Three local attorneys will host a mixer on January 21st at the premiere community workspace in Martinsburg, The Hub. Jeffrey Molenda, Brenda Waugh and Mary Binns-Davis, the only West Virginia certified by the IACP in collaborative law, will gather with local business people and residents to network and discuss the benefits of collaborative law on January 21st, from 5:00- 7:00 p.m.
Collaborative law is a new way of approaching conflict that focuses on resolution and avoids long court battles and as well as court imposed rulings. While collaborative law has been well established in many areas of the country, it has only recently been available to residents of West Virginia.
In collaborative law, the disputed matter moves away from the litigious courtroom setting and participants treat the process as a way to "trouble shoot and problem solve" rather than to fight and win.
As in conventional legal processes, both parties retain attorneys to help them settle their dispute. The attorneys have specific training and experience in avoiding the courtroom and finding win-win resolutions. In the first years after its inception, collaborative law was most often seen in cases involving divorce and custody. Today, disputes involving medical malpractice, probate and personal injury are addressed through collaborative processes in many jurisdictions.
Since collaborative law is new to the area, local businesses, educational medical, and legal professionals should plan to attend to meet with other local businesses and learn how collaborative law saves time and money and increases potential for positive outcomes following disputes.
The mixer, to be held on January 21st, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Hub, 126 E. Burke Street, Martinsburg, West Virginia will feature free refreshments, door prizes, and an opportunity to meet other professionals interested in collaborative practices.
About Brenda Waugh, Attorney at Law, L.C.
Brenda Waugh, Attorney at Law, L.C. opened her office in Charles Town, West Virginia in 2000. Focusing on victim’s rights and alternative dispute resolution, she has also hadss offices in Martinsburg, West Virginia and Washington D.C. For more information visit http://www.brendawaugh.com.
About the West Virginia Collaborative Practice Group
The West Virginia Collaborative Practice Group is a West Virginia-based group of attorneys who are specially trained and committed to providing the option of collaborative law to families in West Virginia. The group is open to all lawyers, mental health professionals and financial neutrals whothat have met the training requirements to join the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. For more information, please visit http://westvirginiacollaborativepracticegroup.com/ You You may also contact the members of the group through their individual firm websites: Jeffrey Molenda, www.jeffmolendamediation.com, Mary Binns-Davis, www.binnsdavislaw.com and Brenda Waugh, www.brendawaugh.com.
To learn more about this group, please contact
Brenda Waugh, Attorney at Law, L.C.
202 N. Charles Street
Charles Town, WV 25402
Office: (304) 728-3660
Fax: (866) 731-8725