Queensland Association of Collaborative Practitioners (QACP) was established in 2006 following the success of the collaborative law process in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Queensland Association of Collaborative Practitioners was established to:
- Promote the practice of collaborative law among practitioners in Queensland
- Educate the public at large and promote the practice of collaborative law
- Bring together professionals from differing disciplines who share the same commitment to the collaborative ethos
- Provide for the establishment and development of practice groups to promote and encourage networking and support amongst collaborative professionals
- Allow a forum for entry level and advanced training and ongoing professional development
- Make available to members and other professionals the highest standard of recognised trainers from the national and international arena
- Provide members with access to precedents, research, and other practical tools to assist in the “doing” of collaborative practice
Queensland Association of Collaborative Practitioners adopts the standards for collaborative practitioners set out by the National Guidelines drafted by the Law Council of Australia.
These standards are consistent with the expectations of the peak international body for collaborative law: the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP). We adopt and subscribe to their standards, mission, vision and values.