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ELLEN FELDMAN

MEDIATOR AND ATTORNEY
Ellen Barron Feldman graduated from Smith College in 1978, majoring in government. She received her law degree from Indiana University School of Law in 1981. For 15 years, she practiced commercial litigation in Chicago with two small and one large firm. In addition to trying cases, arguing motions and making other appearances before Illinois State and Federal courts, she volunteered in the schools and her community. She served on executive boards and a School Advisory Council at several Wilmette schools, participating in decision-making with administrators, teachers and school board members.

Ellen started volunteering eight years ago at The Lilac Tree in Evanston, a nonprofit organization assisting women through the process of divorce. She completed Family and Divorce Mediation Training through DePaul University Center for Conflict Resolution in May, 2005 and Advanced Family Mediation in June, 2005. She has been appointed to the 19th Judicial Circuit Family Mediation Program list of court-approved mediators for Lake County, Illinois and frequently volunteers as a mediator in Lake County. She is a member of the Chicago and Lake County Bar Associations and the Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County.

Ellen is a member of the Exclusive Professional Women’s Networking Group (“EPWNG”) and serves as a board member for the group.  She is also a member of North Shore LAW, a group of women attorneys who have joined forces for marketing, collaboration and referral purposes.

Mediation is the most efficient and cost-effective method of resolving disputes between parties undergoing divorce in order to minimize the impact on everyone involved. The benefits of mediation include teaching mediating parties to understand their finances and to practice problem-solving techniques for issues that may arise later in their parenting relationship. The benefits of mediation are far-reaching both for the parties involved and for the judicial system in general.

Ellen has written a new article on the advantages of co-mediation for resolving issues creatively and efficiently Click Here to Read this Article

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Mediation is a cost effective alternative to divorce litigation

Download this PDF on the Role of the Attorney in Divorce Mediation
Role of the Attorney in the Mediation Process

MEMBERSHIP AND AFFILIATIONS


North Shore LAW, Board Member

The Lilac Tree, Speaker & Volunteer
The Chicago Bar Association
19th Judicial Circuit Family Mediation Program
Lake County Bar Association
EPWNG, Board of Directors
Exclusive Professional Women’s Networking Group
Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County
The Advantages of Co-Mediation for the Divorce Process