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CLE: Restorative Justice Fundamentals—The Circle Process for Practitioners

Join us Jan. 14-16, 2019 in Chicago for this interactive three-day workshop on the fundamentals of restorative justice and to experience circle practice, an approach to more effectively work with clients and colleagues on improving communication, supporting accountability, and addressing issues and concerns in a more humanized and enduring way. Help clients and others who may contribute to or are impacted by a problem to explore and create workable courses of action, to the benefit of all, including colleagues and collaborators.

The essence of this workshop is to introduce participants to restorative philosophy and principles within the practice of circle. The restorative approach focuses on relationships affected by conflict, disputes and differences, and attempts to help the parties themselves explore ways to rebuild and strengthen those relationships in order to move toward constructive and sustainable outcomes. The process emphasizes listening, critical thinking, reflection, and collaboration that can temporarily or permanently equip participants to productively and positively address and manage needs, issues and challenges encountered in their daily lives, personally, professionally, and within their community.

The role of circle keeper is both subtle and challenging. Participation in all three days is a requirement, as it focuses on the circle keeper’s role–from community building and providing the foundation to exploring and understanding the circle process, its elements, framework, and flow. Participants who have learned how to apply restorative techniques and skills will enhance their capacity to serve in many other roles as advocate, colleague, mentor, collaborator, and community member.

This Master Series seminar is presented by the Illinois State Bar Association. It qualifies for 19.5 hours MCLE credit, including 19.5 hours Professionalism, Civility, or Legal Ethics MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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Posted on December 12, 2018 by Rhys Saunders
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