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October 13 – 17, 2014 marks the fourth annual American Bar Association (ABA) Mediation Week.

ABA Mediation Week is a yearly initiative that takes place every third week of October in order to recognize and promote the ever-growing field of alternative dispute resolution.  The theme for this year is  “Stories Mediator’s Tell – From Rookie to Veteran, Exploring the Spectrum of Mediation,” a theme that will provide varying insights into what mediation is about, how to manage situations that may arise in mediation, and why mediation can be such a valuable tool to anyone involved in dispute resolution.

To celebrate Mediation Week, ADR Systems will be featuring posts that share inspirational stories and helpful advice from some of our senior mediators and arbitrators.  In addition, please feel free to ask us any questions that you may have about mediation or arbitration.  ADR Systems is always happy to share information regarding alternative dispute resolution. You can contact us at info@adrsystems.com or call us at 312.960.2260.

To learn more about Mediation Week, click here.

ADR Systems, It’s Settled.

Judge McNamara was instrumental in settling a very difficult and contentious case. Although I disagreed with certain (not all) of Judge McNamara’s legal positions, she expressed her opinions in a way that got my clients to focus on other things besides their dissatisfaction. There was nothing but bad blood between the parties, and Judge McNamara appealed to the better nature of both sides to resolve their differences. These intangibles, plus her experience, social skills, and ability to translate the process to the parties in an understandable way from a judge’s perspective, were all instrumental in settling the case.

John P. Quall, Esq.Law Office of John P. Quall