Judge Bernthal will mediate consecutive two-hour sessions in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois on December 11th from 9:00am – 5:00pm.
“The abbreviated sessions with the reduced charge give parties a chance to mediate a case that is close to resolution but needs a final face-to-face effort,” Judge Bernthal said. “These sessions allow counsel to submit smaller cases to mediation when a half-day or full-day session would be cost prohibitive.”
The two-hour time frame allows for a more expedited process on these smaller cases for an efficient mediation.
“It gives me the opportunity to do everything in a timely manner by focusing on the most important aspects of a case,” said Judge Bernthal. “The process will be less time consuming on all fronts. We can cut to the chase and get a settlement more quickly.”
To view a program sheet for Central Illinois Mediation Day, click here.
Judge Bernthal served 21 years as a federal magistrate judge in the US District Court for the Central District of Illinois. Those who practiced before him have praised his skills as a jurist, describing him as both a learned scholar and efficient administrator. Judge Bernthal’s proven legal knowledge and keen understanding of negotiation are critical assets in both mediation and arbitration. In addition to Judge Bernthal’s work as a mediator and arbitrator, he also publishes a column, “Off the Bench,” monthly in the News-Gazette.
For Judge Bernthal’s full bio, click here.
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