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Kelly Navarro

Kelly  Navarro

Director, Conflict Resolution Institute & Clinic
The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.427.2737 ext. 146
Email: knavarro@jmls.edu

Kelly Navarro is the Director of the Conflict Resolution Institute & Clinic (CRI) — a pro bono clinic that provides mediation and mediation advocacy services. Director Navarro teaches mediation and mediation advocacy under the CRI clinical program and has also taught Criminal Procedure - Adjudication, Advanced Mediation and the Prosecution and Judicial Externship practicum courses. She served as the Associate Director of Center for Advocacy, administered the JMLS/ABA National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition, and helped start up other national trial competitions, including the Puerto Rico National Criminal Trial Competition.

Director Navarro is an active practitioner who litigates, mediates and represents parties in mediations and arbitrations pro bono. She is a certified mediator who appears on the Circuit Court of Cook County Court Civil, Chancery and Domestic Relations panels. She is also a mediation coach for The Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR) and serves as a hearing officer for the State Universities Civil Service System. Before joining the law school, Director Navarro was a Cook County Assistant State's Attorney who tried hundreds of cases, wrote more than 40 appellate briefs and argued before the Illinois Appellate Court. Navarro spent most of her career prosecuting sex crimes and was also the lead prosecutor in the West Side Community Justice Office — an initiative committed to the use of restorative justice practices.

Director Navarro earned her Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University and her JD from The John Marshall Law School.


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