ADR Systems


On February 3, 2015, Hon. Richard J. Billik, (Ret.) and Meghann Smith, Esq. will be presenting to members of the DuPage County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, on the topic of, “Tips on Choosing the Right Mediator for Your Case.”  The presentation is a continuing legal education (CLE) course that will provide attorneys with insight into the selection of a mediator, along with information on convening a mediation, pre-mediation communication, and suggestions regarding the types of cases that are best suited for mediation.

Hon. Richard J. Billik, (Ret.) is a senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, whose expertise includes commercial matters, insurance coverage, and real estate disputes.

Meghann Smith, Esq. is the Director of the Commercial Division at ADR Systems, and has administered hundreds of mediations, arbitrations, and special master assignments for all types of cases, including contract, construction, and employment.

For Judge Billik’s full bio, click here.

For Meghann Smith’s full bio, click here.

For more information about this DCBA presentation, click here.

Judge Etchingham has a terrific demeanor, and made my client feel very comfortable.  He took time to thoroughly prepare, coming to the table with a clear understanding of the case.  Judge Etchingham offered insightful advice that kept negotiations from reaching a standstill.  I wish I had been able to practice before him when he was on the bench; Judge Etchingham is a real find for ADR Systems.

Jeffrey E. Martin, Esq.Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Martin, LLC