Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC (ARD&H) Member Carol Ghingher Cooper, a founding member of the Collaborative Professionals of Baltimore, has joined its board of directors.
Collaborative practice is an out-of-court process for resolving disputes associated with divorce, estates and trusts, medical malpractice, guardianship, pre-nuptial agreements, child custody, contracts and business disputes just to name a few. A non-adversarial approach, it uses specially trained lawyers, mental health professionals and financial professionals to help negotiate mutually agreeable settlements that are determined by the people involved, not the court.
The Collaborative Professionals of Baltimore (www.collaborativepracticebaltimore.com) serves “to develop and promote collaborative practice as an effective means of alternative dispute resolution and to offer professionals of all disciplines involved in dispute resolution, and the populations they serve, a humane and respectful way to resolve conflicts.”
Cooper, who joined ARD&H in 2002, represents clients in matters related to divorce, custody, visitation, child support, pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, adoption and other civil litigation. Having completed comprehensive training in both basic mediation and interdisciplinary collaborative practice, she has expanded her practice beyond litigation to include mediation and collaborative practice.
“I am excited about getting more involved in alternative dispute resolution, particularly because I believe it is, by far, the better approach to take in family law cases,” Cooper said.
A past chair of the family law committee of the Bar Association of Baltimore City (BABC) and a frequent contributor to local family law publications, she regularly acts as a volunteer settlement facilitator for the Circuit Court for Baltimore City’s Family Law Division.
Cooper also serves on the Maryland State Bar Association’s Lawyer Assistance Program committee and holds memberships in the BABC, Women’s Bar Association of Maryland and Baltimore County Bar Association.
The Cockeysville wife and mother of two earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Union College, and a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Maryland School of Law, where she was inducted into the Order of the Coif.
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