♦ In June 2019, Mary Pat presented on "Arbitrator Discretion in Discovery and Motion Practice", to AAA Chicago.
♦ Mary Pat has been named a 2016 Illinois Super Lawyer by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine. Super Lawyers is a comprehensive listing of the top 5% of outstanding lawyers in more than 70 practice areas in each state.
♦ Mary Pat offers guidance for lawyers
on the ethics of social media use in this article for Attorney at Work.
♦ The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
recently published an article by Mary Patricia Benz that discusses a new amnesty opportunity for in-house counsels.
♦Be sure to check out Mary Pat Benz's blog, which offers insights into the
latest legal trends for alternative
dispute resolution, with focus on arbitration and mediation, and lawyer professional responsibility and ethics.
♦ Mary Patricia Benz was recently awarded a certificate from the ARDC
and Supreme Court of Illinois "in recognition and appreciation of substantial contribution to the public, the legal profession and the courts, by serving with distinction as a Member of the Attorney Disciplinary System."
♦ In December 2013, Mary Patricia Benz was inducted to the National Academy
of Distinguished Neutrals.