Juliana Stratton, JD
Juliana Stratton is the Executive Director of the Cook County Judicial Advisory Council, the office responsible for advancing Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s public safety and criminal justice reform agenda. Prior to this role, Juliana was the principal owner of JDS Mediation Services, Inc. and she has mediated over 600 disputes. Juliana also served as the Deputy Hearing Commissioner for the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection where she heard matters relating to business license revocations and denials. As an Administrative Law Judge with the City’s Department of Administrative Hearings, she conducted hearings for the Consumer Protection, Environmental and Parking Divisions. Prior to forming her dispute resolution firm, Juliana began her legal career as an Associate with Monahan & Cohen, concentrating in probate, juvenile and special education law, as well as risk management for health and human services providers.
Juliana has served on numerous government and private alternative dispute resolution panels including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Postal Service, United Airlines, the Center for Conflict Resolution, and the Illinois Department of Human Rights. She has trained mediators and presented workshops nationally on the subject of constructive conflict.
In addition to her dedication to the field of alternative dispute resolution, Juliana has been committed to issues pertaining to children, teens and strong families for over 20 years. She was a founding board member for the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center, which assists sexually abused children and their families. Juliana served as one of the trainers for Northwestern University’s Children and Family Justice Center’s Community Panels for Youth Project, a juvenile court diversion program. As an adjunct professor with the Loyola University School of Law Child Law Center Juliana taught courses relating to mediation and the family and she is a volunteer attorney for the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s Annual Expungement Summit.
Juliana has a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and earned her Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law.
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