Mediating Commercial, Personal Injury, Probate and Matrimonial Cases: Best Practices (06/09/22)

Includes a Live Event on 06-09-2022 at 2:00 PM (CDT)

This is a hybrid event with an in-person and a webinar option. Please select the appropriate button when registering if you plan to attend in-person. In-person will be held at The Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604. Room location will be posted in the lobby area.

The Chicago Bar Association Mediation Services Group will present a program that will focus on best practices for mediating commercial, personal injury, probate and matrimonial cases. You will learn how to interview the mediator, the best way to prepare the client for mediation and about the lawyer's role in mediation. The panel will then discuss specific issues that arise in a variety of practice areas; ethical considerations; the attorney client privilege in mediation; preparing the client; interviewing the mediator; the opening statement in mediation; when is it time to mediate; confronting the "hard bargainer"; and written presentations.

Introduction: Tracy Brammeier, YLS Chair & Associate, Clifford Law Offices
Presentation: Judge Thomas Mulroy (ret.), Resolute Systems
Fitzgerald (“Jerry”) Bramwell, Principal, The Law Offices of Fitzgerald Bramwell
Judge Jack Fleming (ret.), Delaney, Delaney & Voorn
Lisa Wiemken, North Shore Divorce Mediations & Family Law
Christina A. Papavasiliou, Attorney at Law 

*COVID Safety Precautions: The CBA’s first priority in all meeting and event decisions is the safety and welfare of our members and guests. In order to enable in-person events to take place with lower risk to participants, the CBA is requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 PCR Test or Rapid Antigen Test for admittance (paper or digital test results from test taken within the past 48 hours). Negative COVID-19 PCR or Rapid Antigen Test must be shown in person with proof of ID upon entry.

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Live CBA Committee meetings and seminars will take place via Zoom webinar.  You will click on "view video" and be directly connected to the meeting/seminar on Zoom.  (You will not receive a Zoom link.)

You MUST have Zoom Desktop Client on your Mac or PC to view a live program. If using a mobile device, you must have the Zoom App (available in the App Store or Google Play).

System requirements for Mac & PC can be found here. System requirements for mobile devices can be here.  

Please note that audience members do not need video or audio access.  Audience members are able to submit questions via the chat or Q & A features of Zoom. 

Chat: Open in-meeting chat, allowing you to send chat messages to and send a message to the host, panelists, and attendees (if permitted). Question & Answer: Open the Q&A window, allowing you to ask questions to the host and panelists. They can either reply back to you via text in the Q&A window or answer your question live. 


Mediating Commercial, Personal Injury, Probate and Matrimonial Cases: Best Practices (06/09/2022)
06-09-2022 at 2:00 PM (CDT)   |  90 minutes
06-09-2022 at 2:00 PM (CDT)   |  90 minutes To receive MCLE Credit for this program, you must: 1. Close the video window after you have completed the program, 2. Click on "Claim MCLE Credit," and 3. Click on the yellow "View/Claim Credit" box. You will need to provide your ARDC number to view/download/print your MCLE certificate. We would also appreciate your completing a program evaluation in the “Evaluation” section.
Evaluation (4 speakers)
10 Questions
10 Questions Seminar evaluation form for seminar with four speakers
Claim MCLE Certificate (live webcast,1.5 IL PR MCLE Credit Pending Approval)
Up to 1.50 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 1.50 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available