Sunday, April 20, 2014 
Welcome to the Chicago Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution!
The Association for Conflict Resolution Chicago Area Chapter brings together the local dispute resolution community. Our membership represents both experienced professionals and newcomers working in a wide variety of dispute resolution areas, as well as attorneys who want to learn more about the value of ADR and when to recommend its use. Members include mediators, arbitrators, advocates, consultants and academics interested in employment/labor, family, civil, consumer issues and other areas of practice. While other dispute resolution organizations focus on a particular practice area, ACR promotes and explores all areas of dispute resolution.

Membership is open to all interested individuals without practice requirements. Our Chapter includes members from Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. As an extension of ACR National, our forum addresses dispute resolution practice with a variety of learning and networking opportunities.

Review the Professional and Ethical Standards of the Association for Conflict Resolution.  If you would like more information, please contact us.
A special thank you to Tabet DiVito & Rothstein for providing us space for our monthly board meetings!
Click here to learn more about mediation and its benefits from some of our members.
Conflict Resolution Day Photos
Photos By Natalie Battaglia. Copyright 2013 Law Bulletin Publishing Co. Reprinted with permission.
Upcoming ACR Programs
TalkAbout: ETHICS

Facilitator: Mary Pat Benz 

April 17, 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm
300 South Wacker Drive 

$20 / Free to full ACR Chicago Members

Please RSVP to  

Quick Mediation Techniques that Turn Down "Fight or Flight" Hormones
with Teresa F. Frisbie and Gina Orlando 
Come discuss practical techniques that participants in mediation can use to quickly lower stress hormones, heart rate and blood pressure and avoid “amygdala hijack” in mediation, and explore how they might be integrated into the mediation process.
Tuesday, April 29th, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Philip Corboy Center
25 East Pearson, Room 105 
Free to ACR-Chicago Members, $20 for non-members
RSVP to  

TalkAbout Brown Bag Discussion Group
Cultural Incivility in the Workplace and in Public Discourse: What Can Dispute Resolution Professionals Do to Help?
  with Laura M. Grisolano, J.D.
May 5, 2014 12:00-1:30 pm
Lawrence, Kamin, Saunders & Uhlenhop
300 S. Wacker Dr. Suite 500 Chicago
Attendance limited to 15 members
Please RSVP to

A Celebration of Conflict Resolution Day
Thanks to all of you who joined us for this year's Celebration of Conflict Resolution Day and Mediation Week and contributed to its success.  We look forward to next year's event on Thursday October 16, 2014



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