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The Collaborative Outpost

Skylark Law & Mediation, PC will soon be moving to Southborough, Massachusetts and it's an opportunity for us and other like-minded professionals.  Our new home will be a building in downtown Southborough, called the Collaborative Outpost, which has a particular mission:

To Provide an Enjoyable Work Space for Collaboratively Minded Professionals



ACCOMPLISHING THE MISSION:

Justin Kelsey, who will also be a manager of the Collaborative Outpost, first opened his law firm with Matthew Trask as Kelsey & Trask, PC in 2008.  Since that time Kelsey & Trask, PC has evolved into Skylark Law & Mediation, PC, a leader in the resolution of family and probate disputes.  Justin is active in the mediation and collaborative law communities and has long dreamed of opening a shared work space that could expand on the model that has worked so well for Skylark (now a firm with five attorney/mediators).

The Collaborative Outpost is the realization of this dream, but not the end.  Our goal is to continue to push the frontiers of collaboration and find new ways to expand the reach of peaceful dispute resolution.  We believe that a shared workspace model is conducive to these goals by reducing the overhead for individual practitioners, while increasing their opportunity for learning and networking.

outpost. noun – an outlying or frontier settlement

The joint problem solving that is central to Collaborative Law and Mediation shares a common thread with the collaborative model of shared work spaces.  They are both outliers from the traditional way of doing things.  The Collaborative Outpost combines and embraces those differences from tradition as we seek to be on the frontier of our work in every way.

“It’s always been done that way” is no longer good enough.  

We hope the idea catches on and we are able to expand to additional locations.  Aside from the obvious play on words for a former post-office building, we envision this to be just our first building, a true Outpost on the frontier of a new working model for collaboratively-minded professionals.

If you're interested in joining us or know someone who is, we have an initial offer (expiring on May 12, 2017) to join us.  Click here to view the pricing of memberships and to learn more.


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