June 20, 2013
JAMS offers four separate sessions with each session equaling 2 CLE credits for the State of Illinois*. Programs are free of charge. Limited space available.
*Please note that June 30, 2013 is the compliance deadline for N-Z attorneys in the State of Illinois.
|12:45 to 2:45 p.m.||»||Settling your Class Action Case: Do’s and Don’ts for Successfully Settling your Class Action Case|
|-||Magistrate Judge Morton Denlow (Ret.), JAMS|
|Judge Denlow has settled over 100 class action cases during his judicial and JAMS careers. Class actions present a number of unique issues in negotiating a settlement. This program will discuss steps practitioners can take to help facilitate a successful mediation of their class action case.|
|»||Whose Mediation is it Anyway? The Role of the Lawyer as Advocate in Mediation|
|-||District Judge David Coar (Ret.), JAMS|
|Perceptions of the goals of the mediation and of the relative roles of attorney and client in the process will often determine the form of the mediation, the choice of the mediator and the mediation process itself. As the concept of mediation evolves from court conducted settlement conference to a broad based problem solving process, the roles and functions of the attorney-representative in mediation are also changing in ways that are not always appreciated, especially when the focus of the dispute is broader than mere legal rights and liabilities.|
|3:00 to 5:00 p.m.||»||Avoiding Moral Misadventures and ADR Miscue (ethics credit)|
|-||Bill Hartgering, Esq. and Judge Thomas Rakowski (Ret.), JAMS|
|ADR has matured. There is no "Best Way." Experience over the last 30+ years has, however, taught that some practices are more effective than others, and that there is a growing body of ethical considerations which inform the quality of the mediation or arbitration process.
This will be a practical, interactive workshop. We encourage participants to submit particular issues which could be "better handled in the future" to Michael McCants at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to June 20.
|»||Electronic Discovery Overview and use of Mediation to Resolve Disputes|
|-||Magistrate Judge Nan Nolan (Ret.), JAMS|
|Review of current issues in e-discovery and the Seventh Circuit Pilot Program. Discussion of practical solutions that can be employed to reduce costs including mediation to resolve discovery disputes.|
|5:00 to 6:00 p.m.||»||Wine and Cheese Reception|