Biography

Beverly R. Tarr, LLB

Certified Divorce Mediator

Chicago, IL

2016:

World Mediation Summit; Madrid, Spain, Speaker:  
"World Recognition as a Profession" 
​http://www.worldmediationsummit.org/

​Northwestern University Law Faculty, Guest Speaker:
"Adapting to New Legislation"

2015:
World Mediation Organization; Germany, Speaker: 
"Professionalism in Mediation"
http://worldmediation.org/symposia/locations/berlin.html​ 

The Hellenic Mediation Society (ELPIDIA); Greece, Speaker: 
"The Next Step"


Northwestern University Law Faculty, Guest Speaker:
"Modern Mediation 2015"

Chicago Law Bulletin, Vol 161, No. 27, Monday, February 9, 2015
Interview: ​"Modern Mediation: A respectful process focusing on the full picture."
Click here to read the full article
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2014:
World Mediation Summit; Madrid, Spain, Speaker:  
"Two-day Attorney Assisted Mediation Model" 
​http://www.worldmediationsummit.org/


Northwestern University Law Faculty, Guest Speaker:
"Crisis Management - Reaching a Resolution During a Time of Intense Conflict" ​

Divorce University, Moderator:
​"Survival Tools for Parents Helping Children Through Divorce" 

2013:
Think Tank, Presenter:
​"Lawyer Assisted Mediation"

Illinois State Bar Association, Guest Speaker:
​"Successful Family Mediation"

Divorce University,
Legal Panelist:
"The Law, Your Finances, Your Family"

Northwestern University Law Faculty, Guest Speaker:
​"Strategies on How to Resolve Conflict in Divorce Mediation"

2012:
National Annual Association of Attorney-Mediators Conference, Keynote Speaker: 
"Emotional Intelligence"

Legal Education Dialogue and Discussion Ltd (LEDDED), Guest Speaker:

"The Best Interests of the Children"

Northwestern University Law Faculty, Guest Speaker:
"Resolving Issues in High Conflict Divorce. Why is this Different to Other Types of Mediation?"

Guest Speaker on Law Talk Radio - Addressing Passive Aggressive Behavior in Mediation.
Click to Listen to the Blog Episode
Click to Read the Media Release

2011:
Divorce University, Legal Panelist:
​"The Law, Your Finances, Your Family"

Legal Education Dialogue and Discussion Ltd (LEDDED), Guest Speaker:
"The Attorney's Role in Mediation or the Culture of Mediation"

2010:
The Association of Attorney-Mediators (AAM), Guest Speaker:
"How to Mediate Successfully"

The Association for Confliction Resolution (ACR) - Chicago Chapter, Guest Speaker:
"The Growth of Mediation - How Does the Profession Adapt?"

Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (JAMS), Guest Speaker:
"The Role of the Attorney"

Moderator for seminar; "All About the Children"

2009:
Trainer of mediators for the National Association of Realtors (NAR)

Chicago Divorce Seminar, Guest Speaker:
​"Leaving a Long Term Marriage"

2007:
Certified as a trainer of mediators on behalf of CCR.
Train mediators on an annual basis.

Appeared in Chicago magazine – August issue:
"Divorce: It’s Ex-Pensive"

2006:
Awarded an Elite Award for Outstanding Dedication and Exemplary Performance from
the Center of Conflict Resolution

Finalist for the CEDR Awards for Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution

2005:
CCR Certified Mediator, Center for Conflict Resolution - Chicago, IL

Member of the Illinois Bar Association

2003:
CEDR Accredited Mediator (Center for Effective Dispute Resolution) – CEDR, London, UK

1997:
Barrister (trial attorney) in the UK.
Member of the Chambers of Philip Singer QC, 2 Pump Court, Temple, London, UK

1995:
Called to the Bar

1994 – 1995:
Council for Legal Education (CLE) London, UK. Qualified in the top 10%

1994:
Awarded Scholarship for Bar School

1991 – 1994:
Law degree (LLB) – Obtained First in dissertation