collaborative professionals victoria
We are a group of professionals including lawyers, financial advisors and pscyhologists, who resolve legal disputes in a new way. This is called Collaborative Practice. We agree not to go to Court, and we assist clients to reach agreements, looking at underlying interests, and not at positions or "winning." The disputes range from divorce, to civil cases. Our values are openness, trust, innovation, professionalism and a commitment to supporting future relationships between the people in dispute, and allowing their self-determination. The professionals work with the disputing people in a team approach, in a series of meetings.
We are members of our Law Society in the state of Victoria, and the members of Collaborative Professionals each practice in their own business of firm. We work together after being appointed by our clients.
Our audience will be consumers, psychologists, financial advisors, lawyers, government, judiciary. We may be located through professional referrals, the internet, print and electronic media.
The logo will be used as a brand. It will support the launch of this movement to the state of Victoria, at government, judiciary, professionals and consumer levels.
It will represent the values of CPV as providing an alternative way, delivering deep resolution, staying away from courts.
It will represent CPV as organised and long-term.
The design should reflect values of co-operation, team, self-determination, innovation, and an inter-disciplinary approach. It should be clear, not cluttered. It's colors should reflect strength but calmness. It will be used by the professionals who do this work on letterhead, websites, cards and brochures. It should transfer readily between these media.
This organization has never had a logo or brand. It's members are generally members of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and their own professional bodies in Victoria and Australia, such as the Law Institute of Victoria, Law Council of Australia, Australian Psychologists Society, and Financial Planning Association