Articles From Sandra Crawford

Managing Mediations in the Virtual World: Perspectives of a Mental Health Professional and of an Attorney By Sandra Crawford & Margaret Powers Alternative Dispute Resolution, August 2020 Practice tips for conducting mediations in a virtual setting.
Parting letter from the 2018-19 ISBA ADR Section Council chair By Sandra Crawford Alternative Dispute Resolution, July 2019 A note from the past chair, Sandra Crawford.
Chair’s column By Sandra Crawford Alternative Dispute Resolution, May 2019 A note from the chair, Sandra Crawford.
Chair’s column: ADR pro bono in Illinois By Sandra Crawford Alternative Dispute Resolution, April 2019 A note from the chair, Sandra Crawford.
Creating gender equality: Takeaways By Sandra Crawford Women and the Law, April 2019 Key takeaways from a recent panel presentation on creating gender equality in the workplace.
Chair’s column By Sandra Crawford Alternative Dispute Resolution, December 2018 A note from the chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Sandra Crawford.
Chair’s column By Sandra Crawford Alternative Dispute Resolution, November 2018 An introduction to various members of the ADR Section Council and the amazing variety of work and professional activities that go on under the ADR umbrella in Illinois.
Collaborative process and lawyers as “Public Citizens” By Sandra Crawford Alternative Dispute Resolution, February 2018 This article lays out why the dispute resolution model, known as Collaborative Process, helps lawyers achieve all four obligations set out in the Rules of Professional Conduct and how this in turn benefits individual clients and the legal system as a whole.
Spotlight on ADR section member Judge Allan Goldberg (Ret.) By Sandra Crawford Alternative Dispute Resolution, November 2017 Author Sandra Crawford recently sat down with the former ISBA ADR Section Chair to learn his opinions on his career and the state of ADR today.
Learning essential steps to conflict resolution is for everyone By Sandra Crawford Bench and Bar, July 2017 What we can learn from the book, The Eight Essential Steps to Conflict Resolution by Dudley Weeks.
Learning essential steps to conflict resolution is for everyone By Sandra Crawford Alternative Dispute Resolution, June 2017 What we can learn from the book, The Eight Essential Steps to Conflict Resolution by Dudley Weeks.
Collaborative process: Illinois Senate Bill 0067 By Sandra Crawford Alternative Dispute Resolution, April 2017 An overview of Collaborative Process for those unfamiliar.
Celebrating ADR By Sandra Crawford Alternative Dispute Resolution, October 2016 This year’s celebration of Mediation Week will take place between October 16th and 22nd.
A tale of two communities: Bringing pro bono collaborative law to Illinois National Guard veterans By Sandra Crawford Alternative Dispute Resolution, January 2016 The Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and the Health & Disability Advocates of Warrior to Warrior have rolled out a pro bono program to bring the Collaborative Practice model of divorce dispute resolution to Illinois Army National Guard Veterans and their families.
A tale of two communities: Bringing pro bono collaborative law to Illinois National Guard veterans By Sandra Crawford Family Law, December 2015 The Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and the Health & Disability Advocates of Warrior to Warrior have rolled out a pro bono program to bring the Collaborative Practice model of divorce dispute resolution to Illinois Army National Guard Veterans and their families.
A tale of two communities: Bringing pro bono collaborative law to Illinois National Guard veterans By Sandra Crawford Women and the Law, November 2015 The Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and the Health & Disability Advocates of Warrior to Warrior have rolled out a pro bono program to bring the Collaborative Practice model of divorce dispute resolution to Illinois Army National Guard Veterans and their families.
Mediation, meditation—Let’s pause for more peaceful outcomes By Sandra Crawford Women and the Law, February 2015 Learning how to meditate can help legal professionals (mediators, attorneys, judges) become more comfortable with silence (“the pause”) and not have to continually race against each other to be the first and last to speak.
Former Women and the Law Chair honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at Women’s Bar Association Centennial By Sandra Crawford Women and the Law, October 2014 Sharon Eiseman, a former Chair of the ISBA's Women and the Law Committee, was recently honored at a gala event celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois.
International Women’s Day Talking Circle – March 8, 2014 By Sandra Crawford Women and the Law, July 2014 The theme of International Women’s Day 2014 is “Inspiring Change.” To explore this theme members of the ISBA, including former chairs of its Women in the Law Committee, came together on March 8th to enjoy spa services and hold a Talking Circle in the common room of the Ally Spa, Chicago.
Divorce Corp. movie underscores family court woes, collaborative law offers solution By Sandra Crawford Women and the Law, April 2014 Although unexplored in the film, for more than 20 years now the practice of collaborative law has offered a highly desirable alternative for couples seeking a “kinder, gentler” divorce.
Divorce Corp. movie underscores family court woes, collaborative law offers solution By Sandra Crawford Alternative Dispute Resolution, March 2014 Although unexplored in the film, for more than 20 years now the practice of collaborative law has offered a highly desirable alternative for couples seeking a “kinder, gentler” divorce.
Conscious divorce: The conscious lawyers and collaborative practice By Sandra Crawford Family Law, October 2013 It often goes without saying that family lawyers deal with significant trauma and distress on a daily basis. Becoming and remaining conscious of the impact of the stress on one’s own life is critical.
ISBA—It’s just the beginning. Get involved By Hon. Ann Breen-Greco & Sandra Crawford Alternative Dispute Resolution, October 2012 An overview of the recent ISBA/JTBF Law & Leadership Institute, which was held over the summer at the John Marshall Law School.
Managing expectations—Ours (The lawyers) and theirs (The clients) By Sandra Crawford Women and the Law, September 2011 The book, The New Lawyer, How Settlement is Transforming the Practice of Law, can serve as a starting place for any lawyer wishing to examine where she fits into the conflict resolution continuum.
What every young lawyer should know about collaborative law (a.k.a., collaborative practice) By Sandra Crawford & Anna P. Krolikowska Young Lawyers Division, August 2011 Learn about collaborative law and sign up for the ISBA CLE program on October 13th. View the details here. 
ISBA—Who we are and how we are doing in 2011 By Sandra Crawford Diversity Leadership Council, June 2011 Are our efforts to promote diversity in ISBA membership working? Check out the ISBA's census data here.
Thanks for the memories By Sandra Crawford Women and the Law, June 2011 A farewell note from out-going Chair Sandra Crawford.
What every lawyer should know about Collaborative Law (a.k.a., Collaborative Practice) By Sandra Crawford Women and the Law, June 2011 Three things every lawyer should also know about Collaborative Law: (1) there is a favorable American Bar Association Formal Ethics Opinion (Opinion No. 07-447) on the topic; (2) Since October, 2010 there has been a Uniform Collaborative Law Act adopted in several states; and (3) there is an international organization, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, which has also promulgated Ethical Standards for Collaborative Practitioners.
What every lawyer should know about Collaborative Law (a.k.a., Collaborative Practice) By Sandra Crawford Alternative Dispute Resolution, June 2011 Three things every lawyer should also know about Collaborative Law: (1) there is a favorable American Bar Association Formal Ethics Opinion (Opinion No. 07-447) on the topic; (2) Since October, 2010 there has been a Uniform Collaborative Law Act adopted in several states; and (3) there is an international organization, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, which has also promulgated Ethical Standards for Collaborative Practitioners.
Chair’s column By Sandra Crawford Women and the Law, April 2011 A look ahead to some of the events sponsored by the Women and The Law Committee.

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