John C. Sciaccotta Co-Presenting a "Mock Mediation and the Virtual Mediation" at the Chicago Bar Association's Advanced Workshop for Improved Negotiation and Mediation Skills


Aronberg Goldgehn attorney John C. Sciaccotta will co-present a “Mock Mediation and the Virtual Mediation” at the Chicago Bar Association’s Advanced Workshop for Improved Negotiation and Mediation Skills: Sophisticated Mediation Strategies for In-Person and Virtual Mediation.

John’s co-presenters are:

  • Hon. Thomas Hogan (ret.), TLH Consulting Corporation
  • Laurel Bellows, The Bellows Law Group, P.C.
  • Ashley Rafael, General Counsel, Midway Moving & Storage, Inc.

The mock mediation will be presented online on Nov. 12, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

John is also co-presenting “How To Be an Effective Mediator on Zoom” on the first day of the workshop from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2020.

The entire CBA online workshop starts Nov. 11, 2020. It will include cutting-edge strategies for successful negotiation and advocacy and will provide insight on how to mediate difficult disputes. The presenters will discuss methods to resolve issues on their merits rather than through a haggling process. They will highlight strategies for participants to employ in order to be fair while negotiating, yet not be taken advantage of due to their fairness.

A certificate of completion will be issued by The Chicago Bar Association, which will qualify participants to act as an arbitrator in the Circuit Court of Cook County Commercial Section, Mandatory Arbitration Program. The program also satisfies the training requirement necessary to join the CBA Mediation Program.

Participants must complete the full on demand Webcast by Nov. 20, 2020, to earn a certificate of completion.


Program cost:

  • CLE Advantage Members/Law Students: $525
  • CBA Member: $525
  • Non-Member: $675

CLICK HERE to Register or call 312.554.2056

About John Sciaccotta

John C. Sciaccotta has nearly 35 years of trial and litigation experience advocating for clients in complex civil litigation, arbitration, mediation and business counseling matters with a special emphasis on complex civil trial and appellate cases brought in federal and state courts and tribunals throughout the United States. In addition, he represents publicly and privately held domestic and foreign business entities, lenders, employers, municipalities, government bodies and individuals in transactional matters and disputes.

John has been appointed as a Neutral Arbitrator and Mediator for many years to resolve and arbitrate business related disputes. He was recently selected as a mediator for the Chicago Bar Association’s newly launched Mediation Service of which John is a co-founder. He also serves on the Commercial Panel of the American Arbitration Association's National Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators.

Active in the Chicago Bar Association throughout his career, John is a co-founder and former Chair of the CBA’s Business Divorce and Complex Ownership Disputes Committee and is current Treasurer of the CBA. He has also served on its Board of Managers (2017-2019), was Vice Chair of the CLE Committee (2019-2020) and Chairman of the Bench and Bar Committee.

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