Chicago, Illinois 60631
For over 28 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 and currently serves as the Chair of CLII's Excellence and Best Practices Committee. Sandra is adjunct Professor for the Northwestern University School of Professional Studies' 40-hour Divorce Mediation Course, which is taught 4 times per year.
Professional ActivitiesVice President of the Illinois Bar Foundation; Assembly Member of the Illinois State Bar Association; MCLE Coordinator for the Illinois State Bar Association's ADR Committee
DePaul University, Chicago, 1984
John Marshall Law School, 1989
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
CommentsI am a Fellow in the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois (CLII) and served as its President in 2009-2010. As a Fellow and Officer of CLII, 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 immediate past-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, am 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 Chair of the Fellows Committee. I am a past member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professional's Fundraising and Trainer Development Committees.