I am happy to announce that the Florida Supreme Court adopted Collaborative Process forms this week. I am others from around Florida who spent a lot of time working on the forms. Thanks to all of you who gave us input on the forms. The forms, which will be available online in the near future, exist to help Collaborative attorneys in Florida. The forms are NOT mandatory. Even though I created some of the forms, I have continued to change them for my own use in my Collaborative matters. If you have any questions about the forms, feel free to contact me.

After working on the Collaborative statutes and rules for more than ten years, we can now say that we have Collaborative statutes, rules, and forms. 19 states plus the District of Columbia have adopted the Uniform Collaborative Law Act and Rules. I do not know if any other states have officially adopted Collaborative forms. I can assure you that we, as Florida Collaborative professionals, are highly regarded not only throughout the US, but internationally. There are a lot of people who are devoting a lot of time and energy to making the Collaborative Process even more successful in Florida. We have plenty of room for more people to get involved, so feel free to reach out to me, our FACP President, Elaine Silver, the leaders in your local practice group, or anyone else you know in our Collaborative world if you want to get involved.

Congratulations to all of us!