Chinese Supreme Court Justice Visits Mattoon

Tapella & Eberspacher attorney, Angel Wawrzynek, organized a luncheon and roundtable discussion with the Honorable Jingmin Zhai on April 9th at Lake Land College in Mattoon, Illinois.

Justice Zhai is the former vice president of the Beijing Supreme Court and is currently the president of the Beijing Legal Association for Multi-Aspect Mediation. In his 27-year judicial career at the Beijing High Court, Justice Zhai has handled both criminal and civil cases in all fields, with an emphasis on intellectual property rights, anti-corruption, and appellate jurisdiction. Justice Zhai is also involved with court administration and was previously in command of the Judicial Police of Beijing.

The Justice visited the U.S. to learn about Alternative Dispute Resolution- mediation and arbitration- in order to implement an ADR structure in China. Several attorneys and judges experienced in ADR, including ISBA President, Umberto Davi, attended the roundtable discussion in an effort to share their knowledge with the Justice.