Attorney Membership Information and Application

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Attorney Membership Application

All Applicants Must: ¹

•Have participated in at least three collaborative cases, including at least one as a team member. The other two may be as a team member or as an observer. The three cases may include pro-bono and modest means matters.

•Have successfully completed a minimum of one 2-day Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Family Law Training Program.

•Undergo an interview with the membership committee.

•Be sponsored by two (2) TBACP members, one of which must be a member of the applicant’s profession, and neither of which may share the applicant’s employer.

•Hold membership in the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

•Complete the standardized membership application for their profession.

•Complete at least (1) 30-hour approved mediation course, unless exempted by committee due to substantial experience.


Attorney Applicants Must:

•Maintain membership in the Florida Bar in good standing. A member must have the highest ethical standards in both their personal and professional lives.

•Have achieved Board Certified in Marital and Family Law or show substantial involvement in the practice of family law for a minimum of ten (10) years.


¹ Meeting all of the membership criteria does not guarantee an invitation to membership in TBACP. Membership is selective and involves a confidential, discretionary, and non-appealable process.