Eva Kogut will present new ways to approach new client consultations for family law clients on March 21, 2019 at the Chicago Bar Association.

As part of the March CBA Collaborative Process Subcommittee of the Domestic Relations Committee, which Eva co-chairs, she will discuss pros and cons of the traditional new client intake process versus one that is in line with the collaborative divorce process.

“Instead of being solely focused on the law, the collaborative intake process should be about understanding the clients’ needs, goals and preferences through open-ended questions and rethinking the fact pattern presentation,” Eva says.

Eva will present alongside fellow Collaborate Process Subcommittee Co-chair Rita Ghose along with Karen Covy and Gail Petrich.

Different than the typical divorce process, in a collaborative divorce the couple determines the terms of their divorce themselves, working together to sort the distribution of their estate, spousal support, child custody and other issues. Each spouse has their own attorney for this process and can enlist experts to help them make informed decisions. Before these negotiations take place, all parties commit to the process in writing and all sessions are confidential.

The program “Rethinking New Client Consultations” will be presented by the CBA Collaborative Process Subcommittee of the Domestic Relations Committee on March 21, 2019 from 12:15pm – 1:30pm at the Chicago Bar Association at 321 S. Plymouth Ct.

CLE credit is available to CBA members. Visit chicagobar.org for more information.

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