CBA Legal Aid Committee Meeting - The “Seven Cs” of Settlement

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Sponsors: The Chicago Bar Foundation
Illinois Legal Aid Online
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2010
Time: 12:15 PM - 01:30 PM
Speakers: U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Morton Denlow

Judge Denlow has been a federal Magistrate Judge in the Northern District of Illinois since March 1, 1996. In his position, he has seen the importance of early consideration of settlement to prevent unnecessary litigation. Such consideration allows the parties to avoid the substantial cost, expenditure of time and stress that are typically a part of the litigation process. Even for those cases that cannot be resolved through settlement, early consideration of settlement can allow the parties to better understand the factual and legal nature of their dispute and streamline the issues to be litigated.

For the legal aid attorney who is dealing with limited resources, a heavy case load, and clients who have many expectations, exploring the settlement possibilities should always be an important part of the representation process. Judge Denlow will share his valuable knowledge and advice on the merits of settlement and explain his seven “Cs” of settlement. Judge Denlow’s insights and ability to communicate with litigants will provide many helpful strategies for working with litigation clients.

(3/4 hr MCLE applied for, for those who attend in-person)


Click on the link(s) below to open the attached files.
File Name Type Size
Making Full Use of the Courts.pdf PDF 121.3KB
Effective Mediation Advocacy.pdf PDF 571.8KB

Last Updated: 09/20/2010

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