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Rachel Felbeck - Biographical Overview



 

Founder of the Collaborative Divorce professional community in Washington State




 

 

Member:

 

  • Washington State Bar Association - Section Member of Family Law; Small and Solo Practice and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections (current)

 

  • King County Bar Association – Section Member of Collaborative Law and Family Law (current)

 

  • Family Law Executive Committee Member (2005 – 2008), Washington State Bar Association  (this 3-year committee position is by election, statewide within the Washington State Bar Association)

 

  • Collaborative Professionals of Washington (Founding Board Member: 2007)

 

  • King County Collaborative Law (President: 2003-2006)

 

  • King County Collaborative Law (Founding Board Member: 2003-2009)


 

 

Admitted:

 

  • 1995 to the Washington State Bar

 

  • 1995 to the United States District Court, Western District of Washington

 


 

Law School:

 

  • Seattle University, J.D. 1994;  (graduated cum laude)

 


 

Undergraduate College:

 

  • University of Delaware, B.A. in Political Science and History; 1983


 

 

Speaking Engagements:

 

  • Seattle, WA, Co-Trainer, “Introduction to Collaborative Law” (2 day training), February 2012

 

  • Gig Harbor, WA, Co-Trainer “How Collaborative Law is Growing and Changing”, November 2011

 

  • San Francisco, CA, Co-Presenter “Special Needs Children and Collaborative Law”, IACP Annual Meeting, October 2011

 

  • San Francisco, CA, Co-Presenter “Advocacy in the Collaborative Law Model”, IACP Annual Meeting, October 2011

 

  • Seattle, WA, Co-Trainer, “Introduction to Collaborative Law” (2 day training), October 2010

 

  • Washington D.C., Co-Presenter “Advocacy in Collaborative Law”, IACP Annual Conference, October 2010

 

  • Seattle, WA, Co-Trainer “Introduction to Collaborative Law” (2 day basic training), October 2010

 

  • Seattle, WA, Co-Trainer “Collaborative Law Advanced Negotiation Skills”, May 2010

 

  • Kelowna, BC, Canada, Co-Trainer “Introduction to Collaborative law” (2 day basic training), March 2010

 

  • Bellingham, WA, Co-Trainer “Collaborative Law Advanced Negotiation Skills”, February 2010

 

  • Gig Harbor, WA, Co-Trainer, “Should We Terminate?”, Collaborative Professionals of Washington 2nd Annual Statewide Forum, November 2009

 

  • Boise, ID, Co-Trainer “Introduction to Collaborative Law” (2 day basic training), November 2009

 

  • Lynwood, WA, Co-Trainer “Introduction to Collaborative Law” (2 day basic training), October 2009

 

  • Seattle, WA, Co-Trainer “Collaborative Law Advanced Negotiation Skills", May 2009

 

  • Seattle, WA, Co-Trainer “Introduction to Collaborative Law” (2 day basic training), February 2009

 

  • Seattle, WA, Co-Trainer “Introduction to Collaborative Law” (2 day basic training), September 2008

 

  • Seattle University, “Skills Necessary to be a Collaborative Attorney”, March 2008

 

  • Seattle, WA, Co-Trainer “Introduction to Collaborative Law” (2 day basic training), February 2008

 

  • Bremerton, WA, Co-Trainer “Introduction to Collaborative Law” (2 day basic training), September 2007

 

  • Seattle, WA, “Emerging Trends in Dispute Resolution”, WSBA ADR Section, September 2007

 

  • Spokane, WA, “Collaborative Law: The Team Approach” WSBA Family Law Mid-Year, June 2007

 

  • Lynnwood WA, Co-Trainer “Introduction to Collaborative Law” (2 day basic training), June 2007

 

  • AOC Spring Judicial Conference, Semiahmoo, WA, April 2007

 

  • Seattle University, 20th Century Lawyer Program, April 2007

 

  • Seattle University, “Truth and the Law: Honesty as Advocacy”, March 2007

 

  • Bellingham, WA, Co-Trainer, Co-Trainer “Introduction to Collaborative Law” (2 day basic training), March 2007

 

  • Seattle University, various CLE programs 2003 - present

 

  • Seattle University, Family Law Practicum with Betsy Hollingsworth, 2004 - present

 

  • WSBA Family Law Mid-Year, Walla Walla, WA, June 2006

 

  • NW ADR Annual Conference, “Collaborative Law: How it Works”, Seattle, WA, April 2006

 

  • Council for Community Property States, Phoenix, Arizona, April 2006

 

  • Island County Bar Association, Oak Harbor, WA, spring 2006

 

  • Seattle University, “Collaborative Law: An Introduction”, December 2005

 

  • Whatcom County Collaborative Law Group, fall 2005, Bellingham, WA

 

  • Washington State Bar Association, Co-Chair “Advanced Client Communication Skills for Lawyers”, Seattle, WA, August 2005

 

  • Access to Justice Annual Meeting, Yakima, WA, spring 2005

 

  • Spokane County Bar Association, “Make Peace Not War: A Collaborative Approach to Family Law” Spokane, WA, November 2004

 

  • Seattle University, “Unbundled Legal Services”, Seattle, WA, February 2004

 

  • WSBA Family Law Mid-Year, Ocean Shores, Washington, June 2003

 

 

Publications:

 

  • Editor, Chapters 56 and 57, Washington State Bar Family Law Deskbook, Fall 2009

 

 

  • Co-author, Amicus Brief on behalf of Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Executive Committee, September 2008, Tresler v. Treadwell

 

  • Co-author, “Collaborative Family Law and Ethics in Washington”, January 2008

 

  • "Collaborative Law: The Evolution of a Revolution", Published in Family Law Section Quarterly Newsletter, Spring 2007

 

  • Editor, Chapter 56, Washington State Bar Family Law Deskbook, Fall 2006

 

  • "Collaborative Law and Difficult Cases", Family Law Mid-Year 2006

 

  • "Meretricious Relationships and the Pennington Case", Washington State Bar News

 

  • Co-author, "Collaborative Law Reaches Out", Washington State Bar Association, February 2004

Rachel Felbeck
5400 Carillon Point
(5000 Carillon Building, 4th Floor)
Kirkland,WA 98033
Tel: 425-822-0283
Fax: 425-576-4040

rachel@felbecklaw.com

www.felbecklaw.com