Brigitte Bell, one of the founders and first Co-Presidents of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois (CLII), has been a mediator and lawyer for over 30 years, focusing her interests and efforts in family law. She has been elected as one of the Best Lawyers in America as a Collaborative Family Lawyer.
Brigitte has been actively involved in the conflict resolution field since 1985, teaching conflict resolution at Loyola Law School, DePaul’s School for New Learning, and the Chicago Centers for Family Health, and serving as a Board member, volunteer mediator, and trainer at the Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR). She speaks nationally and locally about mediation and family law issues (parenting, financial, and policy/process issues). She has served as the Chair of the Excellence and Best Practices Committee for CLII, on the Strategic Planning Committee, and Chair of the Past Presidents’ Advisory Board. Brigitte currently provides mediation skills training for collaborative professionals through Loyola Law School.
Brigitte fervently believes in mediation and Collaborative Law as non-adversarial, problem-solving approaches to divorce and family issues and is committed to practicing in ways that foster respect, self-determination, and constructive resolutions. She has put this belief into practice by heading up one of the very few family law firms in the country in which all of the attorney-associates are mediators and Collaborative Fellows committed to these approaches. She is a graduate of Swarthmore College and the University of Chicago Law School.
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