Judge Washington to Participate in Mediation Roundtable - ADR Systems

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Hon. Edward Washington II, (Ret.) will be participating in a roundtable discussion at the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) on hot topics in mediation.

“This is an excellent opportunity for attorneys to hear first-hand accounts about mediation from a retired judge’s perspective,” Judge Washington said.

Judge Washington will be participating in the final panel session of the roundtable discussing commercial mediation topics such as confidentiality, binding mediation, the value of mediation in business disputes and the differences between commercial mediation and other types of mediation.

“I hope attorneys will walk away with a better understanding of mediation as it relates to commercial disputes,” he said. “More importantly, I hope they will better understand the nuances of commercial mediation.”

The roundtable will be moderated by John R. Schleppenbach, Esq. of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. The discussion will be divided into four parts: advantages of ADR and mediation, mediating family disputes, ethical considerations and commercial mediation.

The event runs from 12:15pm – 1:30pm Tuesday, October 17th at the ISBA’s Chicago office located on the 9th Floor at 20 South Clark Street. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit will be provided to attorneys by the ISBA.

Judge Washington is a senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems. He has presided over commercial matters including construction, business dissolution and employment along with personal injury matters such as medical malpractice, product liability and mass torts. Judge Washington has more than 30 years of legal experience including serving as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 corporation, a national law firm partner in complex litigation and a trial judge for the Cook County Circuit Court.

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