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Professional Programs For Attorneys & Professionals

Participants in the Certificate Training Courses include:
  • Attorneys in private practice
  • Corporate counsel
  • Judges
  • Leaders in governmental agencies
  • Executives and managers in corporations
  • Human resource professionals
  • Owners and managers of small and closely-held businesses
  • Insurance managers and claims adjusters
  • Securities brokers
  • Physicians, clergy, social workers, psychologists
  • Mediators & arbitrators
  • Administrators of educational health-care and religious institutions
  • Consultants
  • Service providers
  • Other professionals

Advantages of the DePaul Certificate Training Courses:

EXPERIENCE:
The Center for Dispute Resolution has conducted certificate training courses since 1996.

AVAILABILITY:
Courses are offered multiple times each year on weekdays, evenings and Saturdays.

FACULTY:
All instructors are attorneys with extensive experience in the practice of law and are advocates and neutrals in the field of alternative dispute resolution.

COACHING:
In the Mediation Training Certificate Course each participant receives one-on-one coaching from experienced mediators/coaches.

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION:
DePaul University College of Law has been designated a Certified Provider by the Illinois Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Board of the Illinois Supreme Court. Each course is approved for MCLE CREDIT.

The Illinois Commission on Professionalism has approved each course for four hours of PROFESSIONALISM CREDIT.

Attorneys interested in similar approval for certification from other jurisdictions should notify the Center for Dispute Resolution’s coordinator at gkutschk@depaul.edu, or director at kdutenha@depaul.edu, and the necessary materials will be submitted.

CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
Participants interested in continuing education credits should notify the Center for Dispute Resolution’s coordinator at gkutschk@depaul.edu, or the director at kdutenha@depaul.edu, and the necessary materials will be submitted.

COURT APPROVALS FOR MEDIATOR PANELS:
The Mediation Training Certificate Course has been approved by the presiding judges of the Chancery and Law Divisions of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, as satisfying the 40-hour training requirement to be listed as a court-certified mediator on each of these panels. Please refer to local court rules for more information.

Attorneys interested in similar approval for certification from other courts should notify the Center for Dispute Resolution’s coordinator at gkutschk@depaul.edu, or the director at kdutenha@depaul.edu, and the necessary materials will be submitted.​