JAMS Chicago - Complimentary CLE Day

JAMS Chicago - Complimentary CLE Day

Presented By: JAMS

About the Event

Please join us for an afternoon of complimentary CLE followed by refreshments and networking at our Chicago Resolution Center.

CLE Credit:  4.0 hours MCLE credit, including 1 hour of Ethics (MCLE pending)

Date
Registration: 12 PM CDT
CLE: 12:30 PM - 4:40 PM CDT
Reception: 4:40 PM - 6:00 PM CDT

Location
JAMS Chicago Resolution Center
71 S. Wacker Drive
Ste. 3090
Chicago, Illinois 60606

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JAMS Featured Speakers

Richard Birke, Esq.

Session A1 - Psychology, Mediation Advocacy & the Ethics of Manipulation
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM CDT
Credit: 2.0 MCLE hours, including ½ hour of Ethics

Rich Birke, Executive Director of the JAMS Institute—JAMS teaching and training arm—will explore several of the most powerful and relevant findings in the field of applied decision making and will also examine a fundamental ethical question:  Once you know how psychology and neuroscience work, are you obliged to refrain from manipulation or are you required to use these tools to advocate effectively for your client?


Hon. Geraldine Soat Brown (Ret.)

Session A2 - Litigation Zombies:  Settlements That Don’t Stick… and Sanctions Following Litigation
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM CDT 
Credit: 2.0 MCLE hours, including ½ hour of Ethics
 
You thought the case was settled... but, wait: the other side won’t follow through.  Is it possible your case is still...  alive? Retired US Magistrate Judge Geraldine Soat Brown and Lorence H. Slutzky, Esq. will examine actual cases of “litigation zombies” and practical ways lawyers can avoid or deal with them. They’ll focus on crafting settlements that stick, including important considerations with respect to client authorization, material terms, scope of release, and unresolved claims. The panel will then turn its attention to sanctions issues, including recent Seventh Circuit cases and FRCP Rule 11 considerations.


Gerald E. Rosen, Retired Chief Judge USDC E.D. Mich.

Steven W. Rhodes, Retired Chief Judge
US Bankruptcy Court E.D. Mich.

Hon. David H. Coar (Ret.)

Session B1 - The Detroit Bankruptcy: The Power of Mediation
Time:  2:40 PM - 4:40 PM CDT
Credit: 2.0 General MCLE hours

Retired US Judges Rosen, Rhodes, and Coar will explore key issues in that case with a focus on how mediation enabled creative problem solving and resulted in an agreed upon plan of adjustment in record time. They will also focus on the lessons learned for other municipalities, municipal pension creditors and municipal bond creditors.


Hon. Karen G. Shields (Ret.)

Session B2 - Dollars and “Sense”: Special Valuation Issues in Family Law Disputes
Time:  2:40 PM - 4:40 PM CDT
Credit: 2.0 General MCLE hours

Hon. Karen G. Shields (Ret.) and Steven J. Sherman of Loop Capital will discuss valuation challenges in family law disputes.  The course includes an overview of valuation methodologies, the role valuation professionals might be called upon to play in a family law dispute and items to consider when assessing your client’s financial situation.  Learn to use this information effectively in the context of divorce/dissolution proceedings, including how best to leverage it for early and effective settlement.  

Featured People

Hon. Geraldine Soat Brown (Ret.)
Gerald E. Rosen
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Employment
  • Environmental Law
  • Federal Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Special Master/Discovery Referee
Hon. David H. Coar (Ret.)
  • Antitrust
  • Arbitration
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Torts
  • Employment
  • Federal Judge
  • Financial Markets
  • Intellectual Property
  • Life Sciences
  • Securities