Our Mission

Who We Are

NEW JERSEY COUNCIL OF COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE GROUPS (NJCCPG), a New Jersey nonprofit organization, is committed to the appropriate use of collaboratively-trained attorneys, mental health professionals and financial specialists as team members in practice matters. New Jersey Family Collaborative Law Act Click here to search for a Collaborative Professional in your area


New Jersey Council of Collaborative Practice Groups was formed on June 15, 2010. The founding members consisting of interdisciplinary members of various practice groups throughout the State initiated a coalition of collaborative practitioners to promote collaborative practice in family matters throughout New Jersey. Council members are elected each year as representatives of their practice groups who are committed to the principles of collaborative practice. The New Jersey Council of Collaborative Practice Groups was a key proponent of the New Jersey Family Collaborative Law Act which was passed on September 10, 2014 and became effective December 11, 2014.

Founding Members

Marybeth Baron, Esq. Adam Berner, Esq. Patricia Carney, Esq. Risa A. Kleiner, Esq. Sharon Klempner, LCSW, BCD Caryl Leightman, Esq. (term ended 2012) Shireen B. Meistrich, LCSW Joseph C.Noto, Esq. (Retired) Ann Marie O’Hare, CPA Linda L. Piff, Esq. Anna-Maria Pittella, Esq., APM Kenneth F. Rempell, Esq. Karen P. Sampson, Esq. Phillip N. Sobel, Esq. (In memoriam) Jeffrey Urbach, CPA