Symposium on ADR in the Courts

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Mid-America Club

200 East Randolph Drive, 80th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601


The Symposium on ADR in the Courts is included in the cost of the Spring Conference Registration fee.  Symposium Luncheon Tickets must be purchased as an additional ticketed item.  Registrants may also pay for the Symposium as a one-day event if they only plan to attend the Symposium.

Draft Program Agenda as of January, 25, 2013

Court ADR Committee Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30


9:30 – 9:45


The Future of New Technology in Court ADR  - To Infinity and Beyond!

Jim McMillan, National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, VA

Colin Rule,, San Jose, CA

9:45 – 11:00

Series 1

Building an Online Justice System: ODR and the Courts

Jeff Aresty, Internet Bar Organization, Houston, TX

Darin Thompson, British Columbia Ministry of Justice, Victoria, Canada
Ethan Katsh, National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution, Needham, MA

Daniel Rainey, National Mediation Board, Washington, DC

Domestic Violence and Mediation

Amy Applegate, Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, IN

Raye Rawls, University of Georgia J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, Athens, GA

11:15 – 12:30

Symposium on ADR in the Courts Networking Luncheon

(Lunch tickets must be purchased as a separate item)

Optional Luncheon Discussion and Networking Groups:

The Future of Court ADR ongoing discussion
Developing a Structure & Process to Set the Mediation Research Agenda
Illlinois State Court ADR Discussion and Networking

12:30 – 2:00

Series 2

Making Court ADR Happen - Integrating Statewide Consistency and Local Court Autonomy

Debora Brownyard, Nebraska Supreme Court, Office of Dispute Resolution, Lincoln, NE
Jacqueline Hagerott, Supreme Court of Ohio, Dispute Resolution Section, Columbus, OH
David Levin, Second Judicial District Court, Dir. Court Alternatives, Albuquerque, NM Celia Ludi, First Judicial District Court, ADR Program/Court Constituent Services Director, Santa Fe, NM

Coming of Age:  Court-Sponsored Initiatives in Restorative Justice for Youth and Families in Cook County, Illinois

Sophia Hall,  Judge, Cook County, Chicago, IL

Dave Kelley, Reverend, Precious Blood Ministries, Chicago, IL

Martha Mills, Judge Cook County, Chicago, IL

John Somerville, States Attorney, Chicago, IL

2:00 – 3:15

Series 3

Partnerships with Community-Based Organizations: Community Colleges, Conflict Resolution Centers, and Law Schools

Laura Bassier, Alternative Dispute Resolution Consortium, Fenton, MI

Kelly Browe Olson, William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
Mac Steele, Center for Conflict Resolution, Chicago, IL

Family ADR Isn’t Just Divorce Any More: Mediating Child Protection and Adoption Issues

Susan Butterwick, Wayne Mediation Center, Dearborn, MI

Susan Storcel, Cook County Circuit Court’s Child Protection Mediation and Facilitation Program, Chicago, IL
Shannon Vajda, Pacific Coast Mediation and Pacific Coast Advocates, San Diego, CA

3:45 – 5:00


5:30 – 7:00