How do I join NC-CAN?

NC-CAN was created by and for professionals who are willing to make a significant commitment to becoming expert in the collaborative law process and who want to make the collaborative law process a substantial part of their practice. Accordingly, we have a stringent admission process designed to help ensure this make-up of the NC-CAN membership. If you are interested in learning about the admission process and membership requirements, we invite you to submit an interest request here.

How do I get trained to start handling collaborative cases?

We recommend a 12-hour interdisciplinary collaborative training. The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) has a calendar of upcoming introductory trainings, which can be found here (hyperlink to their calendar). Though in person is always best, many of these trainings are now offered via Zoom.

Are you a practice group?

Yes! Because we can be confident our members are praticing at a high level, we regularly refer cases to one another and enjoy working with one another!

Can I be a member of NC-CAN if I still take litigation cases?

Yes, but we often find that our members have made the “paradigm shift,” and no longer want to litigate. If you’re interested in making the shift to a non-litigation practice, feel free to reach out to one of our members for mentorship – we LOVE to talk about collaborative practice and keeping families out of court.

What are the benefits of membership in NC-CAN?

Here are some of the things we enjoy most: association with other attorneys who are devoted to making collaborative practice a well-known, quality option for divorcing families; marketing reach across the state of North Carolina; mentorship; access to members only resources (such as… enumerate); use of our logo and other marketing materials; free admission to any advanced collaborative CLEs organized by NC-CAN; and most importantly, getting more collaborative cases.


Do I have to be an experienced collaborative attorney to be a member of NC-CAN?

No, there are two paths to join NC-CAN. An experienced attorney path when you have been an attorney representing a client in more than 50 collaborative divorce cases and an introductory attorney path when you are interested in collaborative divorce law.  Please see our resource tab flyer in New Membership.

Do collaborative divorce attorneys ever go to court?

Yes and no. Typically, a collaborative attorney does not go to court but for what is allowed in North Carolina General Statutes 50-70(1) to enter into a Divorce Judgment and/or incorporation of a Agreement, Consent Order, QDRO.


Does NC-CAN provide samples and/or resources to its members?

YES! We provide best practices, sample documents, protocols, and also mentoring services to our members.

Find An Attorney Near You