New Paradigm Training

offers professional interdisciplinary training for Collaborative Professionals and their staff.


Camille Milner, JD Camille Milner, JD

Legal Professionals and the Collaborative Law Team

The role of the attorney in a collaborative case is to assist the clients in achieving their goals and interests by educating them on the concept of interest-based negotiation, communication skills to effectuate that negotiation, the applicable law in the case, and advocating for the client and his or her goals and interests so that a final agreement can be reached that is satisfactory to both parties.

Camille Milner, JD

Collaborative Law Trainer

Camille Milner is a collaborative lawyer and mediator in Denton, Texas. She has been practicing nearly 25 years, primarily in the area of family law. Camile became frustrated with the ravaging of family relationships and estates by litigation. When Collaborative Law came to Texas, she felt it fit like a kid glove sewn just for her. Camille has spent the past 8 years receiving training, practicing, giving trainings, and promoting Collaborative Law, and looks forward to the privilege of doing that for the rest of her life.

Camille spent nearly twenty years as a litigator but since the Collaborative Law Movement made its way to Texas in 2000, Camille has shifted her focus to collaborative law and has participated in over fifty successful collaborative cases. As a trainer, Camille helps lawyers, communications coaches and financial planners enable their clients to negotiate a settlement between them that is THEIR AGREEMENT, saving time, money, protecting their privacy, and avoiding the ravaging of family and finances, thereby establishing a foundation for communication within the newly restructured family.


  • University of North Texas (Denton, Texas) Magna Cum Laude, Bachelor of Arts in History and Government, 1980
  • University of Texas, J.D. 1983

Ms Milner has attended or been a trainer for the following Collaborative Law, Mediation or other conflict resolution trainings:

  • Chip Rose Basic Collaborative Law Training, Austin, February 2003
  • Chip Rose Advanced Collaborative Law Workshop, Houston, March 2003
  • Chip Rose Collaborative Negotiating Workshop: Developing Conceptual Frameworks and Critical Skills, Dallas, September 2003
  • Chip Rose Basic Collaborative Law Training, Denton, December 2004
  • The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Summertime Harvest of Skills, Dallas, 2005
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Texas Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training, 2006, 2007
  • Collaborative Law Institute Texas Basic Collaborative Law Training, Houston, June 2007, Austin, December 2007 (Trainer), and Denton, January 2008 (Trainer)
  • Trainer for Central Dallas Ministries Collaborative Law Training, Dallas, December 2007
  • Bill Eddy High Conflict Institute’s “Understanding and Managing High Conflict Personalities in Legal Disputes,” Dallas, November 2007 and the three day institute training, Denton, November 2008
  • The IACP Training for Trainers Using the IACP Basic Training Curriculum, October 2007, Toronto
  • Basic 40-Hour Mediation Training, Texas Woman’s University, November 2007
  • Advanced Family Law Mediation Training, Texas Woman’s University, May 2008

Honors and Presentations/Papers Authored:

  • Named as a SuperLawyer in Texas Monthly for the years 2005, 2006, 2007 in Family Law
  • 2008 one of two attorneys named to the new category of Collaborative Law in SuperLawyers
  • She has been instrumental in bringing the Texas or Neutral Team Model of Collaborative Practice to Denton County and throughout Texas.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas and
  • Served as the co-presiding officer of the Denton County Collaborative Professionals
  • Co-course director of the first annual Denton County Collaborative Professionals' Retreat in 2007
  • Assistant course director for the Collaborative Law Institute/State Bar of Texas Spring Conference 2008 in Austin, Texas
  • Course Director for the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas/State Bar of Texas Spring Conference 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas. 
  • Milner has presented papers at the following:
    • State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course in 2005, How to Run Your Hamburger Stand or Your Collaborative Law Practice
    • Collaborative Law Institute Spring Retreat/Conference in 2006 Case Autopsy
    • 2007, Debunking the Myths of Collaborative Law (co-presenters: Janice Green and David S. Bouschor, II)
    • 2008 Fine Wine on a Beer Budget (co-presenter David S. Bouschor, II)
    • The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals 2008 Forum in Toronto, Ontario, Collaborative Law In 100 Years: Historic Relic or Cultural Icon? (co-presenter David S. Bouschor, II)
    • The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals in New Orleans, Louisiana in October, 2008, Their presentation is entitled: Justice vs. Peace and Reconciliation: Have We Been Asking the Wrong Question All Along? (co-presenter Wes Milner, Ph.D, Iglehart Chair in International Relations, University of Evansville, Indiana) Hear the audio archive...

Certifications and Associations


Camille Milner's Website

New Paradigm Training is based in Denton, Texas and provides Collaborative Law training events throughout the United States and Canada for attorneys, mental health professionals, financial professionals and their staff.