Mediation/ADR Clinic Information Sheet

In the Mediation/ADR clinic section, you will gain practical experiences in mediation, arbitration and other ADR techniques. A major part of the work we do is mediating live cases at the Daley Center and other area courthouses. Typical cases include contract, tort, landlord-tenant disputes, insurance disputes, personal injury matters, and small claims cases.

Important note regarding scheduling: You should schedule your classes so that you can be available to mediate at least two times each week (generally from 9:00 a.m. until noon) if you are taking the clinic for three credits. (Be available for at least three mornings each week if you are taking the clinic for four credits). Please note the days and locations listed below when you plan your schedule. If you are able to get to the Rolling Meadows, Markham or Bridgeview courthouse, you should consider leaving that morning open in your schedule. This will make it much easier for you to schedule mediations and meet your clinic fieldwork hour obligations. Here are the days/times/locations where mediations are most frequently available:

Day(s) of Week 
Daley Center (loop) M -T - W - Th - F 9:00 a.m. to noon
Bridgeview (southwest of loop) Tuesday and Wednesday  9:15 a.m. to noon
Rolling Meadows (NW of loop) Friday 8:45 a.m. to noon
Markham (south suburb) Thursday 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Markham (south suburb) Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

To be certified as mediators, students must successfully complete mediation training through the Center for Conflict Resolution ("CCR") (See Illinois Not-for-Profit Dispute Resolution Center Act 710 ILCS 20/1 et. seq.). CCR charges a fee for their training and certification of mediators. This fee is $800.00 per student for the four-day training session. In order to be eligible to participate in the Mediation/ADR clinic, you MUST attend all four days of training (dates are listed on the clinic registration sheet). Please note that payment of the fee does not entitle you to certification. Certification is granted based on an evaluation of each individual trainee's abilities.

Certification as a mediator is a valuable addition to your resume. If you wish, you may be able to keep your certification current and continue mediating after your semester in the clinic ends.

You will not be billed for the $800.00 fee until you are accepted into the clinic and register for the class. Students who apply and are wait-listed will not be billed unless they join the class. Refund Policy: if you drop the class and give written notice to the supervising attorney (Pamela Kentra) and Law Offices Administrator Tracy Kish three business days prior to the first day of training, you will be eligible for a refund of your training fee. Refunds cannot be given after that point. If you have any questions, please see or e-mail Pam Kentra (