Publications

Illinois Bar Journal
Articles From Suzanne J. Schmitz

Carter: A Victory for Consumer Arbitration in Illinois By W. Eugene Basanta and Suzanne J. Schmitz February 2011 Article, Page 88 The Illinois Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Arbitration Act trumps the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act, thus forcing residents into arbitration. What will the decision mean more broadly for arbitration agreements and consumers' rights?
Illinois Family Mediations: The Case Against Allowing GALs By Suzanne J. Schmitz November 2010 Article, Page 576 Because their presence may hinder family mediation, GALs should be excluded, the author argues.
Practical Lessons from the First Circuit Mediation Program By Suzanne J. Schmitz January 2006 Article, Page 30 Mediation of civil cases is also succeeding in the state's southern- most counties. find out why and how.