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The Law Office of J. Richard Kulerski

1200 Harger, Suite 1320
Oakbrook
Illinois, 60532 630-928-0600

Phone: 630-928-0670
Fax: rk@kulerski.com

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Mr. Kulerski received Negotiation (1999), Advanced Mediation (2000) and Advanced Negotiation (2001) training at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Recognized by the Institute for Certified Divorce Planners (ICDP) Family Law Attorney National Referral List - 2001

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (member, 2002)
Fellow - Colaborative Law Institute of Illinois (2003)
Peer Recommended Professional Divorce Magazine - 2000
Listed in The National Registry of Who's Who - 2001
Registered at The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Background, Education and Training:

Born Chicago, Illinois January 10, 1940;


Juris Doctor - DePaul University 1963;


Undergrad at Benedictine College (Kansas) and Loyola University (Chicago);


Admission to Illinois Bar 1963;


Admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois 1963;


Duly admitted and qualified as an Attorney and Counselor of the Supreme Court of the United States of America, Washington, DC August 26, 1971;


Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Program of Instruction for Lawyers. Advanced Mediation Training (Robert Mnookin, Gary Friedman, Jack Himmelstein, instructors) - 2000;


Illinois State Bar Association Fred Lane Trial Technique Institute 1996-1997;


Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Program of Instruction for Lawyers, Program on Negotiation (Roger Fisher, instructor - 1999);


George Williams College of Aurora University School of Social Work - Conflict Resolution and Divorce Mediation Institute - 1999 (additional training in divorce mediation and screening for impairments) - 1999;


Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California - Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution - Advanced Family Mediation Skills - 2000.
(Pepperdine ranked # 2 in Dispute Resolution by
US News & World Report, January 2002.)


Collaborative Law Training, Collaborative Law Institute, Bloomington, Minnesota. (Stuart Webb, instructor, 2002).


Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California - Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution - Collaborative Law Training, 2002.


30 hour mediation externship done in the Kane County, Illinois divorce court along with 10 hours of extern group roundtable discussion. Externship sponsored through the George Williams College of Aurora University School of Social Work - Conflict Resolution and Divorce Mediation Institute - 1999 - 2000;


Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Program of Instruction for Lawyers, Advanced Negotiation Training (Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen, instructors) - 2001;


DuPage County Bar Association Matrimonial Trial Advocacy Workshop 2000.


Illinois State Bar Association L.A.P. trained volunteer - 1999;


JDS Mediation Training Institute, Chicago, Illinois 1998;
Mr. Kulerski is the father of two daughters and he lives in Burr Ridge with his wife and younger daughter. He credits his ex-wife for encouraging the close relationship that he has always had with his older daughter.

Memberships:

Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) - a merged, national organization of the Academy of Family Mediators (AFM); Conflict Resolution Education Network (CREnet) and the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR)


Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois


International Academy of Collaborative Professionals


The Mediation Council of Illinois - Member Board of Directors (2000-2001)


Family Law Section of the Illinois State Bar


Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Illinois State Bar


>DuPage County Bar Association Family Law and Practice Committee


Panel member - DuPage County Lawyer Referral Service

Certified as a mediator for the Court Ordered Mediation for Civil Cases Program of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, DuPage County, IL. (2000 - 2001)


Approved mediator - Court Annexed Mediation Program - Domestic Relations Division of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, DuPage County, IL. (2000)


Former Member:

Chicago Bar Association Matrimonial Law Committee


American Bar Association Section of Family Law


American Bar Association Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution


DuPage County Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee


Association of Attorney-Mediators


Southwest Bar Association Family Law Committee


Domestic Relations Panel of the Lawyer Referral Service of the Chicago Bar Association.


West Suburban Bar Association - Cook County, IL


Will County, IL. Bar Association - Family Law Committee


Former appointee (of the Chicago Bar Relations Subcommittee of the Domestic Relations Advisory Committee) to serve as Attorney for the Child or Guardian Ad Litem in custody and visitation matters in the Domestic Relations Division of Circuit Court of Cook County, IL.

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