As is the case with nearly all of our national meetings, Division 1 held a lunch meeting. During the Chicago Meeting, Division 1 teamed up with Division 6 for lunch and learning about Guided Choice Dispute Resolution. National expert Paul M. Lurie of Schiff Hardin, LLP in Chicago joined Tony Lehman of DLA Piper to discuss what Guided Choice is, why it matters, and how construction practitioners can use its principles both to resolve cases promptly and, potentially, to gain new clients.
Here's a photo from that presentation (apologies for the blurriness).
If you were unable to attend or if you did attend and want more information regarding Guided Choice, Mr. Lurie graciously put together a PowerPoint presentation that you can view simply by clicking on this link.
After the first day's seminars wrapped up, Division 1 got together in the laid back atmosphere at Bar Louie for a casual dinner. Thankfully, those of us who were at Bar Louie had the decency not to take the "your mouth is full at dinner" photos!
From Bar Louie, most of the group headed over to Buddy Guy's Legends to see blues singer Nellie "Tiger" Travis in action. Buddy Guy's is surprisingly well-lit for being a blues club, so our photos of "Tiger" turned out reasonably well.
Once there, Division 1 was joined by a number of other folks from other divisions who realized the errors of their ways in not having as much of a fun itinerary as we did. Here are Division 1's Rob Ruesch and former Young Lawyers Division Chair Angela Stephens, who put the rest of us to shame by dancing their way through the show!
Division 1 Chair Nick Holmes was entranced by Tiger's show -- so much so that he bought the CD:
And yes, it's autographed!
A great time was had by all who attended.
So, don't get left out of the fun! Be sure to attend either the Midwinter Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Annual Meeting in Boca Raton, Florida, or both.