Corneille completes mediation course
DeKalb - Attorney John R. Corneille completed a course in mediation on Oct. 9-13 at Northwestern University.
The course, whose topic was divorce mediation, was a 40-hour intensive program in the development of skills relating to mediation of all conflicts affecting couples either going through a divorce or dealing with issues that affect them afterward. These issues include custody, visitation and financial matters. While the focus of the course was on divorce and related issues, the skills taught could assist one to resolve any type of dispute affecting individuals and businesses.
Mediation is a form of dispute resolution with its goal the facilitation of problem- and issue-solving in a more peaceful setting with minimal involvement from the courts. It encourages the parties, with the assistance of the mediator, to reach an agreement on the issues confronting them.
Corneille has been practicing law since 1984. During that time he has negotiated and litigated hundreds of disputes between individuals and businesses. In November 2005 he opened his own law and mediation office now located at 151 W. Lincoln Highway.