The following panel testified on the bill:
Terri Herrington, representing the Family Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association (CBA), testified in support of the bill. She stated that collaborative law offers a streamlined way for clients to receive legal advice, specifically within family law and divorce proceedings.
Ann Gushurst, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She stated that traditional litigation techniques do not address a majority of issues that arise within a divorce court proceeding, and a collaborative law process would benefit parties in family court.
Meggin Rutherford, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and discussed the benefits of collaborative law.
The panel responded to questions from the committee regarding fields of law that would benefit from utilizing a collaborative process, including probate, employment law, collections, and medical malpractice. The panel responded to questions regarding rules of professional conduct in a collaborative process.