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Settling the Case: Prisoner Litigation, Settlement Techniques & the U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois Settlement Assistance Program

  • US District Court 219 South Dearborn Street Chicago, IL, 60604 United States (map)

Join us for this free CLE* seminar on settlement negotiation & pro bono limited representation.

June 29, 2017
2:00 –5:00 p.m.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
219 S. Dearborn, Courtroom 2525
Light Reception to Follow

Opening Remarks:
Hon. Ruben Castillo, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois

Taking – and Settling – an SAP Case:
J. Cunyon Gordon, Settlement Assistance Program Director, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights

Strategies of Settlement Advocacy:
Margot Klein, Senior Attorney, Valorem Law Group

Prisoner Civil Rights
Alan Mills, Executive Director, Uptown People’s Law Center

Lessons From the Bench:
Hon. Maria Valdez, Presiding Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois
Hon. Young B. Kim, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois
Hon. M. David Weisman, U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois

In addition to covering settlement negotiation generally, this seminar qualifies you to participate in the Court’s Settlement Assistance Program.  Under N.D. Ill. Local Rule 83.11, SAP-trained attorneys who handle one settlement conference earn one training unit for the Trial Bar.

*Illinois CLE credit pending: 2.0 hr general; .5 hr ethics.

Registration: This seminar is free, but space is limited. Please confirm your attendance by
contacting Debbie Groboski at or (312) 692-2636. Presented by the Seventh Circuit Bar Association Pro Bono & Public Service Committee

Earlier Event: June 28
​#GetItInWriting Series