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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

The Pace of Justice at 32 W. Randolph

I had a pretrial conference over in courtroom 1403 over at 32 W. Randolph today with Judge Reynolds. She's a nice edition to the team over there...it's a very difficult court call.

By way of a little background, the court at 32 W. Randolph deals with parentage cases...child-related matters like custody, support, visitation, ect. when the parents aren't married. If there's contention over any child custody issues, the parties are required to attend mediation. The parents come back for a "mediation intake" date, attend 2-3 sessions of mediation, and then there's a mediation status court date after the mediation is completed.

In court today the earliest available dates for mediation intake were late October and for the follow-up mediation status court date March. If you're going to require mediation how 'bout investing in a couple more mediators.


At 9:44 PM, Blogger Laurie said...

Wow - that's crazy. Mediation can be a wonderful thing but it should definitely be more expeditiously achieved. Hope they hire some mediators soon!


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