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JAMS Chicago Complimentary CLE Day

JAMS Chicago Complimentary CLE Day

JAMS Chicago Complimentary CLE Day

Presented by JAMS Chicago

About the Event

Now in its 11th year, CLE Day has always been a client favorite for cutting edge instruction in alternative dispute resolution, client advocacy skills and even financial planning and tax tips related to settlement.

Thanks for your continued confidence in JAMS. We look forward to seeing you at CLE Day 2019!


4.0 hours MCLE credit available, including .5 hour of Ethics* (pending)

Date / Time

Thursday, June 27, 2019
9:30 AM to 2:00 PM CT


JAMS Chicago Resolution Center
71 S. Wacker Drive, Ste. 2400
Chicago, Illinois 60606


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JAMS Featured Speakers



Dr. Catherine Ojakangas

How We Speak: Projecting Power & Confidence in Speech
Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Speaking is a key component of lawyering, negotiating and managing our daily lives. Decades of social research and good common sense indicate that how we express ourselves is at least as important as the words we use. What should lawyers know about tone and pitch, assertiveness and gendered markers in speech?

How We Speak seeks to help address these questions in the context of a 60 minute CLE presentation. Dr. Catherine Ojakangas—a neuroscientist, speech-language pathologist and accent coach—will explore how non-verbal cues affect our message. She will also analyze how speech is produced, communication styles and their impact on our speech, communication patterns among lawyers and the difference between men’s and women’s speech patterns that can have an important impact on how tribunals perceive an advocate’s message.

Hon. Diane Joan Larsen (Ret.)

Mediation and Settlement in the BIPA Context
Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM

Use of biometric information such as fingerprinting, corneal scans and facial recognition enable businesses to track and monitor their employees, inventories and facilities as never before. How Illinois entities use and store that information, however, can have important consequences.

The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) requires entities collecting this kind of information to obtain individual’s permission, and describe for them how the information will be used. Violations of the Act can carry stiff penalties, even absent a showing of harm. Hon. Diane Joan Larsen (Ret.) will review Act’s main points and help counsel issue spot in this new and evolving area of Illinois practice. She will also review opportunities for mediation and settlement of these matters, which often present as a class.

Hon. Michael T. Mason (Ret.)

Hon. Charles N. Clevert, Jr. (Ret.)

Deborah Gage Haude, Esq.

Addressing Civil Rights Claims in Employment Mediation
Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM

Mediation of employment disputes often presents thorny issues, particularly where civil rights claims are involved. This panel will use hypothetical examples and engage audience participation around several scenarios involving workplace discrimination claims. Mediation advocacy and process, including pre-mediation statements will be discussed.

Hon. Karen G. Shields (Ret.)

Hon Nancy J. Katz (Ret.)

Dr. Beth I Wilner, PHD

"I Won’t Go!" Strategies to Address Visitation Refusal
Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

A child's refusal to participate in planned parenting time can be a difficult and vexing problem for families when parents separate. Dr. Beth Wilner will discuss the psychological dynamics of parent-child relationships post separation, including the parent-child visitation refusal continuum. Our panelists, Hon. Nancy J Katz (Ret.), Hon. Karen Shields (Ret.), and Dr. Wilner will address strategies to address this issue.


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