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Franchising and ADR
Date: 06/26/2012
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Presented by: Continuing Legal Education, ABA Forum on Franchising
Experience Level: Basic to Intermediate
MCLE Credit: As of 06/25/2014, this program is no longer eligible for MCLE Credit.
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What makes an effective mediation? This program will examine the perspectives of clients, outside counsel and the mediator on the most productive formal and information dispute resolution techniques. Drawing upon issues that arise in long-term relationships between franchisors and franchisees, our experienced panelists will share their thoughts on how best to prepare the parties for mediation, address the legal issues, and emerge with effective solutions.

Hon. Wayne R. Andersen (Ret.), JAMS
Carmen D. Caruso, Law Office of Carmen D. Caruso, P.C.
Heather Smedstad, McDonald's Corporation
Clay Tillack, Schiff Hardin LLP
Moderator: Paula J. Morency, Schiff Hardin LLP

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