The Chicago Bar Association Offers New Mediation Service
Experienced and trained CBA member mediators to provide efficient, cost-effective services
Now more than ever, there is an unmet need in the marketplace for efficient, fair, and economical mediation services. The CBA is launching a new Mediation Service staffed by experienced, trained CBA member mediators to meet this need. This service will offer a less expensive, dispute resolution system and provides the opportunity to help settle cases in a timely manner.
“The civil justice system can already be too slow, too costly and too uncertain for many looking to resolve their cases – especially now, during this pandemic. The Mediation offering from the CBA will help those desperately seeking alternative dispute resolutions that are affordable and effective,” said Judge Thomas Mulroy of the Circuit Court of Cook County and past president of The Chicago Bar Association.
Participants, who must be represented by counsel, can expect an excellent chance of resolution while negotiating in a safe place with an experienced mediator. The program is structured to meet the mediation needs of a variety of clients in a variety of cases such as: personal injury, family law, commercial, subrogation, real estate, and others. All mediation services can be conducted virtually.
“This important service will benefit CBA members and their clients by providing an economical and timely way to resolve their disputes through mediation before or after a court filing,” said John C. Sciaccotta, CBA Board Treasurer and member of Aronberg Goldgehn. “Many thanks to Cook County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Mulroy for his extraordinary leadership in chairing the Mediation planning committee and bringing this offering to life.”
A full roster of 20 certified mediators specializing in more than 17 practice areas are available and listed on the CBA Mediation Service website. CBA members who wish to act as mediators can apply on the
website. Applicants must have been in the active practice of law for fifteen years, must be an attorney in good standing and must have taken an intensive mediation training program.
For additional information on the Mediation Service or to apply to become a CBA Mediator, visit www.chicagobarmediation.org