Professional Outreach

All members of our firm are committed to teaching, lecturing, and sharing our knowledge and experience with other professionals, clients, and potential clients. Thus, we have taught and lectured at Loyola University School of Law and DePaul University. We have provided many hours of training, feedback, and peer review to new and experienced mediators and Collaborative attorneys, serving as mentors to developing practitioners We speak at national and local conferences on topics including Collaborative Law, mediation, ethics, best interests of children, financial issues, and high-conflict consensual dispute resolution. We have presented to audiences including judges, lawyers, mediators, mental health professionals and interested lay persons. And we support organizations such as the Lilac Tree, the Center for Conflict Resolution, the Family Defense Center, the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and other organizations that are committed to consensual conflict resolution.

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