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  • Association for Conflict Resolution -- Chicago Chapter - Social Justice Critiques to Mediation & Crowdsourcing
    Benefit Parties in Mediation Presenters want to explore with the audience how and if crowdsourcing a tool for gathering information from a massive amount of people whom you may or may not know using an online platform may assist parties and their attorneys to both secure a private and individualized settlement through mediation while also contributing to the legal zeitgeist indicating trends in emerging legal areas This workshop will briefly summarize some of the historical arguments for and against the use of mediation in civil rights disputes and the resulting tensions these arguments create when advocates and clients face the decision to settle in mediation or litigate a claim Alan H Boudreau is a Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor at Northern Illinois University College of Law where he directs the Foreclosure Mediation Clinic and teaches Mediation and Negotiation He also teaches ADR at Chicago Kent College of Law Before teaching Professor Boudreau was an attorney mediator in private practice He is a volunteer mediator and trainer with the Center for Conflict Resolution and an arbitrator for the Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program For the ABA he serves on the Publications Board of the Family Law Section chairs their ADR Committee and serves as the Section liaison to the SOGI Commission He also serves as a Family Law Track Chair for the Dispute Resolution Section Annual Conference Alyson Carrel is Assistant Director of the Center on Negotiation and Mediation at Northwestern Law She previously worked at the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago the Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida and the Juvenile Mediation Clinic at the University of Florida School of Law Alyson received her J D from University of Missouri where she focused on ADR and was the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Dispute Resolution She received her B

    Original URL path: http://www.acrchicago.org/event-1880325?CalendarViewType=0&SelectedDate=2/12/2015 (2016-02-12)
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  • Association for Conflict Resolution -- Chicago Chapter - Programs
    and mediation employment mediation ethics and restorative circles with youth ACR Chicago also offers a TalkAbout series which are programs that take place over the lunch hour These programs are very informal presenters approach the program as a conversation about a topic of interest to them and to the community The programs are a fantastic networking and learning opportunity They are free to members and are 20 for non members

    Original URL path: http://www.acrchicago.org/programs?EventViewMode=1&EventListViewMode=2&SelectedDate=4/12/2015&CalendarViewType=1 (2016-02-12)
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  • Association for Conflict Resolution -- Chicago Chapter - Neuroscience Book Club- The Brain's Way of Healing by Norman Doidge
    No fee required Non Member 20 00 USD Registration is closed Description After reading the book please join us for an interactive engaging discussion of The Brain s Way of Healing by Norman Doidge a leader in the neuroscience field Book description They thought that the brain was too sophisticated for its own good That during evolution it became so complex that it lost the ability to repair itself and to restore lost functions or to preserve itself They were wrong Because it turns out that its very sophistication can be the source of a unique kind of healing The brain s way of healing It is highly recommended that you read the book before the meeting and come with some discussion questions and or thoughts on applying the information to practice This will help ensure a lively discussion and that members leave with concrete tips on how the information can inform our lives and work There will not be a presenter nor will there be books for sale at this event This is a book club discussion group Neuroscience research is rapidly expanding and many of the exciting new discoveries can be used to improve daily life and work

    Original URL path: http://www.acrchicago.org/event-1845303?CalendarViewType=0&SelectedDate=2/12/2015 (2016-02-12)
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  • Association for Conflict Resolution -- Chicago Chapter - PARENTING COORDINATION: THOUGHTS FROM THE BENCH
    website On the day of the program we will most likely not be able to accommodate individuals who have not registered in advance Materials for the program will be sent electronically in advance of the presentation to registered participants Rocio Muñoz Ph D Dr Rocio Muñoz is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Oak Park since 2002 After earning her M A and Ph D degrees at the University of Kansas she came to Chicago to complete her clinical psychology residency and post doctoral work at Rush University Medical Center She trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia and received her certification as a Master Trainer in the Chronic Disease Self Management Program from Stanford University A mediator since 1993 she further trained in conflict resolution through the American Academy of Forensic Psychology the Mediation Council of Illinois the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and the Parenting Coordination Institute In addition to clinical services Dr Muñoz currently provides a broad range of dispute resolution options for families that include mediation parenting coordination 604 b evaluation and child specialty services JUDGE EDWARD A ARCE Judge Arce was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court as a Circuit Court Judge in February 2008 and was elected to a full six year term in November 2008 Judge Arce is assigned to the Domestic Relations Division Calendar 42 and currently sits in the Richard J Daley Center hearing contested trials extended hearings and emergency matters For approximately six years prior Judge Arce was assigned to the Sixth Municipal District and heard pre and post decree divorce cases and Independent Civil Orders of Protection Judge Arce attended the University of Illinois Chicago graduating in 1981 and attended IIT Chicago Kent College of Law graduating in 1985 Judge Arce was admitted to the Illinois bar in November 1985 and joined his longtime partner Leonard S Whitcup in forming the law firm Whitcup Arce P C where he practiced prior to Judge Arce s appointment to the bench Judge Arce is member of the Illinois Judges Association and the Hispanic Lawyer s Association of Illinois JUDGE MARK J LOPEZ Hon Mark J Lopez was appointed as an Associate Judge for the Circuit Court of Cook County in 1999 He was assigned to Juvenile Court Child Protection Division hearing abuse and neglect cases until his transfer to the Domestic Relations Division in August of 2002 where he has served for twelve years Judge Lopez began his legal career as a prosecutor for the Office of the Cook County State s Attorney s Office and also served as an Assistant Illinois Attorney General He was also engaged in private practice in Chicago s Pilsen community as a partner with the Law firm of Honoratus Lopez and Associates He is a member of the Illinois Family Law Study Committee the Circuit Court of Cook County s Domestic Relations Division s Policy and Procedures Committee the Illinois State Bar Association s Family Law Section the Hispanic

    Original URL path: http://www.acrchicago.org/event-1892190?CalendarViewType=0&SelectedDate=2/12/2015 (2016-02-12)
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  • Association for Conflict Resolution -- Chicago Chapter - Programs
    topics including neuroscience and mediation employment mediation ethics and restorative circles with youth ACR Chicago also offers a TalkAbout series which are programs that take place over the lunch hour These programs are very informal presenters approach the program as a conversation about a topic of interest to them and to the community The programs are a fantastic networking and learning opportunity They are free to members and are 20

    Original URL path: http://www.acrchicago.org/programs?EventViewMode=1&EventListViewMode=2&SelectedDate=5/12/2015&CalendarViewType=1 (2016-02-12)
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  • Association for Conflict Resolution -- Chicago Chapter - ANNUAL MEETING AND PRESIDENT'S PROGRAM
    LLP 353 N Clark Chicago ACR Chicago is honored and grateful to have this event co sponsored this year by the Association of Attorney Mediatiors AAM The Compelling Power of Storytelling in Mediation Irv Levinson is a professional storyteller and improv performer trained at Chicago s Second City Training Center He is also a mediator arbitrator and trial lawyer Irv brings his legal and performing arts background to provide insights on how storytelling can be used in mediation to bring people together Irv s presentation will focus not just on an academic understanding of the role of storytelling in mediation but also on a how to utilize storytelling to create positive changes in parties cognitive and emotive perspectives on their disputes The audience will participate in Analyzing parties cognitive and emotive stories of dispute Successfully reframing those stories Framing powerful contrasting stories of the future effects of present courses of action Dealing with stories that demonize adverse parties Identifying effective metaphors of transformation and resolution Using stories to close mediations successfully So please bring your natural storytelling abilities the ability to think quickly and feel genuinely and be ready to learn and enjoy this very special program This presentation will

    Original URL path: http://www.acrchicago.org/event-1917655?CalendarViewType=0&SelectedDate=2/12/2015 (2016-02-12)
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  • Association for Conflict Resolution -- Chicago Chapter - Conflict Resolution In Action: Carpe Diem Education
    USD Registration is closed On Friday June 19 2015 from 12pm to 1pm ACR Chicago will host a lively and interactive lunch time discussion with Drew Edwards Executive Director of Carpe Diem Education Carpe Diem Education based in Portland Oregon provides three month and yearlong study abroad programs for young adults with an emphasis on community cultural immersion service learning and adventure For the first part of his presentation Drew

    Original URL path: http://www.acrchicago.org/event-1944331?CalendarViewType=0&SelectedDate=2/12/2015 (2016-02-12)
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  • Association for Conflict Resolution -- Chicago Chapter - Programs
    a wide range of topics including neuroscience and mediation employment mediation ethics and restorative circles with youth ACR Chicago also offers a TalkAbout series which are programs that take place over the lunch hour These programs are very informal presenters approach the program as a conversation about a topic of interest to them and to the community The programs are a fantastic networking and learning opportunity They are free to

    Original URL path: http://www.acrchicago.org/programs?EventViewMode=1&EventListViewMode=2&SelectedDate=7/12/2015&CalendarViewType=1 (2016-02-12)
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