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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.
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Mediation is a cost effective alternative to divorce litigation
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Role of the Attorney in the Mediation Process
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