Law Office of George B. Richardson, PC
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George B. Richardson, PC
George Richardson has been a Collaborative Practitioner since the early 1990's. Over the years, he has represented clients in scores of Collaborative Practice cases and has been a teaching member of teams that have trained hundreds of lawyers, mental health professionals, and financial specialists throughout the United States and Canada and also in Australia.
George Richardson is a pioneer in Collaborative Practice. He is a founder and former President of Collaborative Practice Silicon Valley, formerly "The Collaborative Law Association", one of the oldest collaborative law organizations in North America. Mr. Richardson has handled scores of collaborative cases since his first case in 1995. He is a charter member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and is former co-chair of the Standards Committee where he was charged with drafting standards for practitioners, trainers, and trainings in Collaborative Practice. Mr, Richardson is co-founder and former co-chair of the Advisory Council on Collaborative Training. Since 1999, he, together with others, has trained thousands of collaborative practitioners with introductory, fundamental, and advanced courses in Collaborative Practice.
Undergraduate Education:Collaborative Courses Taken
Princeton University, 1969, B.A. in History, cum laude
Stanford University, 1972, J.D.
Mediation Training - 1994Collaborative Courses Taught
Conflict Resolution Training - 1995
Basic Interdisciplinary Training - 1996,2003
Advanced Mediation Training - 2003
Mediation Training - 2003
Advanced Collaborative Law Training - 2004
Basic Collaborative Law Training - 1998, 1999Practice Group Membership
Advanced Collaborative Law Training - 2002, 2005
Advanced Interdisciplinary Training - 2005, 2006
Conflict Resolution Training - 2006
Basic Interdisciplinary Training - 2006
Association of Collaborative Law Attorneys (CA) Professional Licenses
Collaborative Practice Silicon Valley
Collaborative Practice, San Mateo County
San Francisco Bay Area Collaborative Practice Group
California State BarProfessional Activities
Certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
Santa Clara County and San Mateo County Bar Associations, Family Law Section. Former Treasurer, member of Executive Committee, and member of Board of Trustees of Santa Clara County Bar Association; Notes
Palo Alto Area Bar Association, Member and former President
I have reviewed the IACP Minimum Standards for Collaborative Practitioners and the IACP Ethical Standards for Collaborative Professionals. I verify that I meet the IACP Minimum Standards for Collaborative Practitioners and that I apply the IACP Ethical Standards for Collaborative Professionals in my collaborative practice.
I have reviewed the IACP Minimum Standards for Collaborative Trainers I verify that I am a Collaborative Practice trainer who meets those Minimum Standards.
I have reviewed the IACP Minimum Standards for a Collaborative Basic Training. I verify that the basic training that I offer as a Collaborative Practice trainer meets those Minimum Standards.
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