The job of the Collaborative Professionals is to "set the tone" for positive communication. People in a legal dispute often feel vulnerable and emotional and can be less aware of how their patterns of communication can cause problems. The Collaborative Professionals help each client to present his or her interests and needs in a positive manner that can be heard by the other participants. Meeting together helps everyone to be "on the same page", which ultimately facilitates reaching an agreement. The focus of the meetings is to find a solution, not attack each other.