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|About||THE COLLABORATIVE OUTPOST is a flexible work space located conveniently within five minutes of Routes 495, 9 and 90 (Mass Pike).|
The Collaborative Outpost Mission:
To Provide an Enjoyable Work Space for Collaboratively Minded Professionals
Accomplishing our Mission:
Justin 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.
Our name is a bit unusual. We know.
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.
The Collaborative Outpost's first location will be 9 Main St. in Southborough, MA. 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 this excites you as much as it does us, we hope you'll reach out to us to learn more.