About Linda...
Linda L. Seinturier has been practicing family law exclusively for sixteen years in Northern California. Conducting her practice in the traditional adversarial manner, she became increasingly frustrated with the no-win results from this approach. Especially when she wound up in court where she and her client depended on a judge with limited knowledge of the facts to resolve disputes fairly. Even voluntary settlement conferences oftentimes concluded with angry and disappointed clients, and fatigued and stressed out lawyers. She knew there had to be a better way to resolve family legal issues.
Several years ago Ms. Seinturier discovered the alternative dispute resolution process called Collaborative Law. Collaborative Law presents an alternative where both clients and their legal counsel work out an agreement that serves the best interests of everyone, not only the clients themselves, but their families and friends as well. It helps the attorneys, too, because Collaborative Law demands that all participants bring their best selves to the process, to make reasonable decisions and produce a sound agreement.

Recognizing the value of the collaborative process for all concerned, Ms. Seinturier is shifting her practice to focus primarily on Collaborative Law. She encourages collaboration with those clients who are open to the process, and she reaches out to other attorneys to spread the word about the benefits of Collaborative Law. Three years ago, she engaged ten of her colleagues to join with her in founding Collaborative Lawyers of Northern California. Her success brought her an invitation to join the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Now she is taking the exciting new practice on the road as a speaker and trainer.

The first woman President of Shasta-Trinity Counties Bar Association, Ms. Seinturier is a Certified Family Law Specialist* and a member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists.

*By the California State Board of Legal Specialization

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