Auction Ends: Dec 9, 2018 10:00 PM EST

The Online Auction is Open!

The Collaborative Project of Maryland is now open. The auction will run from November 21, 2018 to December 9, 2018, with proceeds going to Collaborative Project of Maryland in order to support our work expanding respectful resolution to divorce and custody cases through pro bono and low bono Collaborative Practice. Auction items range from vacation getaways to donated items guaranteed to delight and surprise. So, tell your friends, family, community. Let the bidding begin!

Make Your Bid to Support The Collaborative Project of Maryland

Now is your chance to not only get all the great items you want, but to do it knowing you are helping support our organization and mission. 

The Collaborative Project of Maryland (CPM) is a nonprofit organization aimed at helping low-income families going through divorce receive the professional assistance they, and their children, need but cannot afford.  The ripple effect of a positive, and negative, divorce process is long and supporting CPM is one way you can help families that cannot afford private attorney services.

What is a collaborative divorce?  In sum, it is an out of court and confidential dispute resolution process that puts the family first with a team approach, using attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial professionals.  The couple has to agree not to go to court and to be transparent during the process so that all information is gathered and all issues are addressed.  The result is a compromised agreement that serves the family as a whole and allows the family relationships to move forward in a positive and respectful way. 

CPM started because the collaborative process has been so valuable to families, but not all families can afford it.  CPM serves to further the expansion of collaborative law and the training of lawyers, while helping families along the way during the most important transition for their family.  CPM offers both free services and reduced fee services to families, depending on need. 

Your winning bid helps keep this process growing with more families and more participating professionals.  Last year our professionals collectively donated almost 1,500 hours of time to CPM clients in Maryland, either for free or for a reduced fee.  This served quite a few families, but this is just the start of what is needed, especially when you consider the high cost of living in Maryland. 

Happy bidding, and thanks for supporting CPM!