Judge Haddad Moderates a Discussion on Inclusion in the Legal Profession - ADR Systems

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Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems moderated the Arab American Bar Association of Illinois’ (AABAR) CLE Series: Diversity and Inclusion in Legal Education event on June 14th.

Judge Haddad co-founded the AABAR to advance the interests of the Arab American community within employment, education and civil rights. He was joined at the event by the Deans of the Chicagoland area law schools. The panel discussed a variety of topics related to diversity and inclusion in legal education, as well as community building and professionalism within the legal profession.

“Community building begins when those who work together also work to build each other up,” said Judge Haddad. “We all need to think about inclusion as contemporary professionals. Getting a good grasp of other cultures and working together in a professional manner are important first steps in the process of community building.”

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Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.) has spent decades practicing law. Judge Haddad led a civil litigation firm for 18 years, served as a company president and spent 10 years as a Law Division judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County.  His broad background allows Judge Haddad to resolve a wide array of commercial and personal injury disputes.  Judge Haddad is very active in the Chicago legal and business community and has received numerous awards for his service.

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Judge Haddad is not afraid to express an opinion about the strengths and weaknesses of a case. He does not overdo it, but is clear and forthright.  Judge Haddad's extensive trial experience gives great weight to his comments.

James W. Ford, Esq.Ford & Britton, PC