150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
Chicago, IL 60601

Jeffrey L. Hirsch

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Contact Information

Circuit Court for the Twenty Second Judicial Circuit
2200 N. Seminary Avenue
Woodstock IL 60098
Work 815-334-4385


Practice State

Illinois

Introduction

Hon. Jeffrey L. Hirsch is an Associate Judge for the Circuit Court of the Twenty Second Judicial Circuit, McHenry County, Illinois.

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Counties

  • McHenry, Illinois

Education

The John Marshall Law School,  Chicago, Illinois
 J.D., 1994

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
B.S. Business, 1991

 

Legal Organizations

McHenry County Bar Association --- President (2005-2006), Board of Governors (1998-2007), Family Law Section (present).

Illinois State Bar Association

Mediation Council of Illinois

Academy of Professional Family Mediators

Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Family Mediation Advisory Council, Circuit Court for the 22nd Judicial Circuit, McHenry County, Illinois. (2003-present)

Awards

Certificate of Honor for Providing Pro Bono Legal Services to Indigent Residence of McHenry County and Demonstrating a Commitment to Access to Justice for All.
Presented by McHenry County Bar Association Legal Aid Program in cooperation with Prairie State Legal Services.  June 22, 2004.
 

CLE Presentations

● “New and Major Overhaul of Divorce & Custody Laws Effective January 1, 2016.” September 18, 2015. Advanced Mediator Training, Family Mediation Advisory Council for the 22nd Judicial Circuit and McHenry County Bar Association.

● “Taking the Leap into Divorce Arbitration.” September 8, 2015. Family Law Section CLE Meeting. McHenry County Bar Association.

● “Understanding the Mediation Process: What Every GAL and Child Representative Should Know.” March 6, 2015. Attorney Education in Child Custody and Visitation Matters. Illinois State Bar Association Law Ed, presented by the ISBA Bench & Bar, Child Law, and Family Law Sections.

● “Who Wants to be Millionaire Divorce Lawyer — Case Law Update.” January 13, 2015. Family Law Section CLE Meeting. McHenry County Bar Association.

● “McHenry County Family Mediation Program Rules: Amendments, Uniform Mediation Act, and Recent Case Law.” September 26, 2014. New Mediation Rules and Financial Mediation Seminar. Family Mediation Advisory Council and the McHenry County Bar Association.

● “Case Law Trivia for Mediators — Recent Court Decisions to Legal Questions Often Asked (but not answered) in Mediation.” May 9, 2014. Current Issues in Mediation Conference. Mediation Council of Illinois.

● “Speedy Mediation. Mediating in haste without making waste.” May 17, 2013. Family Mediation Program Seminar. McHenry County Family Mediation Advisory Council.

● “Case Law and Legislative Review: 2012.” January 9, 2013. Family Law Section CLE Meeting. McHenry County Bar Association.

● “Case Law and Rules Update.” October 26, 2012. Family Mediation Program Seminar. McHenry County Family Mediation Advisory Council.

● “Family Mediation Program Rules with Emphasis on the Uniform Mediation Act.” McHenry County Family Mediation Advisory Council and the Family Law Section of the McHenry County Bar Association, Fall Seminar. October 28, 2011.

● “Mediation Orientation & Best Practices.” June 3, 2011. McHenry County Family Mediation Advisory Council, Spring Seminar.

● "Client Relations And Attorney's Fees: Tips from the Trenches." January 27, 2011. Kane County Bar Association Practice Management & Solo/Small Firm Seminar.

● "Illinois Rules of Evidence." Co-Presenter. January 25, 2011. McHenry County Bar Association, General Meeting.

● "McHenry County Family Division Mediators Seminar," Moderator. November 12, 2010. Family Mediation Advisory Council for the Circuit Court of the 22nd Judicial Circuit and the McHenry County Bar Association.

● “Preparing Your Divorce Clients for Mediation: Rethinking 'this will never work.'" McHenry County Bar Association, Family Law Section. April 13, 2010.

● “McHenry County Family Division Mediation Program Rules: Review of Rules, Forms & Procedures with Practice Points.” January 29, 2010. Advanced Mediator Training -- Family Mediation Advisory Council for the Circuit Court of the 22nd Judicial Circuit, McHenry County, Illinois.

● “Changing Attitudes: Preparing Your Clients for Custody Mediation.” April 13, 2007. McHenry County Bar Association, Family Law Section Spring Seminar.

● “Mediation Program for Child Custody Proceedings: Amended Mediation Program Rules for the Circuit Court of McHenry County.” November 2, 2006. McHenry County Bar Association, Family Law Section Fall Seminar.

● “UCCJA & PKPA: There’s No Place Like Home.” October 26, 2001. McHenry County Bar Association, Family Law Section Annual Seminar.

Author

● “Solving for X & Y: Exploring the Illinois Maintenance Guidelines.”  Illinois Bar Journal. Vol. 103, September 2015 (pp. 32).

● “The Backlash of Shortsighted Financial Affidavits: Depreciating the Standard of Living During the Marriage.”  TBD.  Accepted for Publication by Illinois State Bar Association.

● "What Happens in Mediation, Stays in Mediation (Usually)." In Brief, August 2015. McHenry County Bar Association.

● Contributing author, “My Parents Are Getting Divorced: A Handbook for Kids.”  Family Advocate, July 2006, Vol. 29, No.1.
 American Bar Association Section of Family Law.

● Contributing author, “What Your Children Need...Now!: A Divorcing Parent’s Handbook.” Family Advocate, July 2003, Vol. 26, No.1.  American Bar Association Section of Family Law.

● “Preparing Your Divorce Client for Mediation.”  In Brief.  July 2002.  McHenry County Bar Association.

 

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