We welcome attorneys, mental health specialists, financial professionals and members of related professions who are committed to the collaborative process to apply to Mid-Jersey Collaborative Law Alliance (MJCLA). You must have 16 hours of collaborative training and at least 8 hours of mediation training, or commit to obtaining this training within 12 months. Our group meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month. Guests are welcome to attend two meetings before applying for membership. Membership applications are subject to review and approval of the Board of Directors.
MJCLA serves professionals and clients primarily in Mercer, Middlesex and southern Somerset counties. We provide a Directory of trained and qualified professionals for use by our members to share with their clients. Our group meets regularly to share information about the collaborative process and foster our knowledge and expertise in helping clients through collaborative divorce.
Upon joining, MJCLA you commit to take 16 hours of collaborative training and 8 hours of mediation training within 12 months, if you have not already done so. Of course, we encourage continuing education and these are only the minimum requirements. The application for membership can be obtained by clicking on this link. A one-time application fee of $300 is required. Annual dues are $250. Members can renew their membership by using this form.
MJCLA is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP). The IACP website, www.collaborativepractice.com , provides a wealth of information about collaborative law. Individual members of MJCLA who also join the IACP will have access to their extensive materials and training opportunities.
If you have questions about MJCLA or becoming a collaborative professional, please contact one of our Board Members or any other member of the group, all of whom are listed in the
Directory on this website.
MJCLA Board: July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017
President: Melissa Fecak
First Vice President: Wendy Rosen
Second VP: Karen Law
Treasurer: Jeffrey Urbach
Secretary: Andrea Mackaronis
Attorney Member: Lou Ragone
Mental Health Professional: Yvonne DeCarolis
Immediate Past President: Nonie Nicklaus (not an elected office)
Cheryl Connors, Esq.
Yvonne De Carolis