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Judge Bernthal provides legal insights ‘off the bench’

Judge Bernthal provides legal insights ‘off the bench’

August 23, 2017

Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, is publishing a series of monthly columns, titled “Off the Bench,” in the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette. His column provides insight into legal topics and is geared toward educating the public. “My motivation is to educate non-lawyers on legal matters they may encounter but not […]

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More Than a Name: Who Is ADR Systems?

More Than a Name: Who Is ADR Systems?

August 8, 2017

When Marc Becker founded ADR Systems more than 23 years ago, the concept of dispute resolution was unknown in the Chicago legal community. It’s different today. “Thinking about mediation, arbitration and other dispute resolution processes is necessary in the life of any case,” Marc said. “At some point, every case will be decided by a […]

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Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq.: Premediation Meetings Increase Likelihood of Settling a Case

Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq.: Premediation Meetings Increase Likelihood of Settling a Case

August 2, 2017

Ms. Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq., senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, published a new article highlighting an American Bar Association (ABA) research study that shows premediation meetings or caucuses increase the likelihood of settling a case. In the article, entitled, “Lengthy ABA study suggests better way to conduct mediation,” Ms. Frisbie discusses her own […]

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Hon. Judge Dennis J. Burke, (Ret.) Elected to ISBA Board

Hon. Judge Dennis J. Burke, (Ret.) Elected to ISBA Board

August 1, 2017

Hon. Dennis J. Burke, (Ret.) was elected to serve on the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Assembly Board for Cook County. The ISBA Assembly Board is responsible for maintaining and developing the policies for the Association. The Assembly meets twice a year and includes 203 lawyer members who are elected on a pro-rata basis from […]

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ADR Systems Welcomes Hon. Edward Washington II, (Ret.)

ADR Systems Welcomes Hon. Edward Washington II, (Ret.)

July 17, 2017

ADR Systems is pleased to announce that the Hon. Edward Washington II, (Ret.) has joined our panel of senior mediators and arbitrators. In his 30 years of legal experience, Judge Washington has served as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 corporation, a national law firm partner in litigation and a trial judge in the Cook […]

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Judge Berger to Speak at WBAI Sixth Annual Domestic Relations Roundtable

Judge Berger to Speak at WBAI Sixth Annual Domestic Relations Roundtable

May 16, 2017

On Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 from 2:30pm-4:30pm, Hon.Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.) will speak at the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois’ Sixth Annual Domestic Relations Roundtable. The presentation, entitled, “Complex Issues and Out of the Box Solutions for the Intermediate Family Law Practitioner,” will explore the different strategies for approaching and participating in a successful family law […]

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Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) to Speak at the ABA TIPS Section Conference

Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) to Speak at the ABA TIPS Section Conference

April 26, 2017

On Friday, April 28th, 2017 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.), will speak in a panel presentation at the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice (TIPS) Section Conference at the JW Marriott Chicago.  The presentation, entitled, “The Art of Mediation,” will explore the different strategies for approaching and participating […]

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Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq. to Speak at Chicago Bar Association

Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq. to Speak at Chicago Bar Association

April 18, 2017

On April 18th, 2017, Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq. will speak alongside Leonard Riskin at the Chicago Bar Association at 5:30 p.m. The interactive program, entitled, “Mindfulness and Mediation: What (if anything) do the two have in common?” will explore the impact of mindfulness on an attorney’s professional practice, increasing their conflict resolution effectiveness. Teresa F. Frisbie, […]

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Over the years, I have worked with many mediators and settled many class actions.   A case I brought to ADR Systems proved to be the most difficult.  Through great efforts, Judge McGann guided us to a deal.  I do not believe any other mediator I’ve worked with could have settled this case.  Judge McGann is a joy to work with, and at the top of my list.

Kenneth Payson, Esq.Davis Wright Tremaine LLP