Sandra Crawford

36 Main Street
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068
United States
Office Phone: 3125209137
Member since 2004
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator

For over 33 years, Sandra has committed her practice to educating and guiding clients to the most appropriate out-of-court dispute resolution process for their unique legal needs: Mediation, Collaborative Process, Limited Scope Representation. Sandra has received peer-recognition in Illinois with the designation of Super Lawyers (2010 to present) and Leading Lawyer (2018). She has been an active member of the Collaborative Law Institution of Illinois (CLII) since the introduction of Collaborative Process in Illinois in 2002. She served as President of CLII from 2009 to 2011. Sandra is a co-trainer for the Northwestern University School of Professional Studies' 40-hour Divorce Mediation Program.

Area(s) of Practice: Divorce, Family, Same Sex Marriages and Divorces, Limited Scope Representations, Pre-Nups and Post-Nups
License(s): IL 6203325

Professional Activities

Member of IACP Trainers Network and and Development Committee and former member of Leadership Links Committee Immediate Past President of the Illinois Bar Foundation (2022-23) Member and past Chair of the Illinois State Bar of Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Council Member and past Chair of the Illinois State Bar of Delivery of Legal Services Committee Collaborative Divorce Illinois - current Chair of the Modest Means Committee

Undergraduate Education

DePaul University, Chicago, 1984

Postgraduate Education

University of Illinois Chicago (formerly John Marshall Law School) 1989

Professional Education

40-hour Mediation Training Center for Conflict Resolution, Chicago, 1993
40-hour Mediation Training, Forrest Mosten, LA, 2016
2-Day Basic Collaborative Law Skills Training, 2002, 2003, 2004
Various Collaborative Law Advanced Trainings, 2003 to the present


I am a Fellow in the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois (now know as Collaborative Divorce Illinois) and served as its President in 2009-2010. As a Fellow and Officer, I actively promoted growth of the collaborative movement in all areas of practice and regions in Illinois. I am member of Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) and sat on its General Assembly from 2006-2013. I served as Chair of the ISBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Council and Chair of its Delivery of Legal Services Committee. I was Chair of the ISBA's Women in the Law Committee from 2010 to 2011, and, was a long standing member of the Cook County Judicial Evaluation Committee. Through my work with both CLII and ISBA, I have had many opportunities to speak and teach on the issue of collaborative practice, mediation, limited scope representation and the growing importance for non-court dispute resolution models. I am a Fellow and Board Member of the Illinois Bar Foundation and serve as the President from 2022 to 2023. I am a past member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professional's Fundraising and Trainer Development Committees.
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