Resources for Professionals

Collaborative Project of Maryland is dedicated to increasing the use of the Collaborative Process as a method of dispute resolution throughout Maryland. Find useful reference materials for collaborative practitioners, including collaborative educational materials; legislative and judicial reference materials; and practice resources and forms, such as sample retainer agreements and collaborative participation agreements.

Educational Resources

Practitioners can find educational resources, and resources for their collaborative practice including draft retainer agreements, and Collaborative Participation Agreements that are standardized for use throughout the Maryland.

Practice Resources

Ready to initiate your first collaborative case? Find practical resources here such as sample retainer agreements, Collaborative Participation Agreements, and a Collaborative Roadmap to guide your client and team through their collaborative case. For additional resources, visit the appendices of the D.C. Metro Protocols, for forms and checklists for use in collaborative cases.

Legislative and Judicial Resources

The Maryland Uniform Collaborative Law Act, Maryland Collaborative Law Rules, as well as ethics opinions addressing the use of Collaborative Practice as a form of limited scope representation, may all be found here.