You Can Never Read Enough
While Mosten Guthrie is proud of it’s high quality trainings and groups, Woody and Susan strongly encourage all of our participants to read widely and deeply throughout their career in order to be continually improving their skills and expanding their knowledge base for resolving disputes.
Some Suggested Reading to Get You Started
Here are just a few of the books that we reference in our 40-Hour and Advanced Trainings. Just click on each book cover to find out more!
This book provides a roadmap for those who have been trained in collaborative practice and want a resource to help build a sustainable flow of collaborative cases and of out-of-court settlement work … This book provides a wide resource of those steps; steps that can be applied not only by lawyers but by all professionals who work in the Collaborative model. – Nancy Cameron
Unbundled Legal Services: A Family Lawyer’s Guide by Forrest S. Mosten and Elizabeth Potter Scully is a must have” handbook for any lawyer who is considering offering limited scope representation. Practical, thorough and filled with examples, it is an essential guide to one of the fastest growing areas of family law practice. – M. Sue Talia
Mosten and Scully have written the Unbundling Bible.orce. – Dr. Julie Macfarlane
What a gem! A guidebook and much more, this well-written book provides tools and a framework for family lawyers desiring to limit their practices to out-of-court conflict resolution. New and experienced family lawyers will find in this book a roadmap to make the paradigm shift to being true peacemakers. Not only does it provide useful practice tips and guidelines, it helps lawyers identify a path for building value-based practices. As a mental health collaborative coach who has championed the concept of a good divorce for over 25 years, I welcome these new peacemakers who have the potential to transform the process of divorce. – Constance R. Ahrons, Ph.D.
This book is a comprehensive guide for lawyers who want to offer unbundled legal services. Doing this is trickier than it sounds and it entails some ethical and malpractice pitfalls, described in chapter 12. So anyone providing these services would be well-advised to get this book. – John Lande
You probably know – or at least know of – Forrest (Woody) Mosten. He is the award-winning mediator, lawyer, and peacemaker who is called the “father of unbundling,” referring to the process of offering legal clients discrete services as distinct from a complete bundled representation, as lawyers traditionally provide. He also is a prominent collaborative lawyer.
Woody is a good friend and we co-authored several articles about collaborative practice. He is simultaneously extremely idealistic and extremely pragmatic as is obvious when reading his books and other publications.
You may not know Adam B. Cordover, a relatively new collaborative lawyer in Tampa, Florida. Together, Woody and Adam edited a new book published by the ABA Family Law Section, Building a Successful Collaborative Family Law Practice, which will be released soon. This follows Woody’s 2009 book, Collaborative Divorce Handbook: Helping Families Without Going to Court. – John Lande