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ADR Systems Debuts Mini Mediation Brochure

ADR Systems Debuts Mini Mediation Brochure

October 17, 2017

In celebration of National Mediation Week, ADR Systems is pleased to announce a miniature version of the brochure Mediation: What to Expect. This guide provides attorneys an easier way to explain mediation to their clients. The smaller brochure details the basics of mediation, the role of the mediator and outlines what happens before, during and […]

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New Alternative Fee Program for ISBA Members

New Alternative Fee Program for ISBA Members

October 16, 2017

Have you ever had a case where the cost to litigate was likely to exceed the amount in dispute? When this occurs, the best approach is to work with opposing counsel to settle the case. However, these “smaller” cases may not be easy to resolve. To help lawyers and their clients dispose of these cases […]

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Judge Washington to Participate in Mediation Roundtable

Judge Washington to Participate in Mediation Roundtable

October 16, 2017

Hon. Edward Washington II, (Ret.) will be participating in a roundtable discussion at the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) on hot topics in mediation. “This is an excellent opportunity for attorneys to hear first-hand accounts about mediation from a retired judge’s perspective,” Judge Washington said. Judge Washington will be participating in the final panel session […]

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ADR Systems to Host Central Illinois Mediation Day

ADR Systems to Host Central Illinois Mediation Day

October 13, 2017

ADR Systems is hosting its first Central Illinois Mediation Day with Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator. Judge Bernthal will mediate consecutive two-hour sessions in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois on December 11th from 9:00am – 5:00pm. “The abbreviated sessions with the reduced charge give parties a chance to mediate a case that is close […]

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Hon. Lynn M. Egan, (Ret.) now at ADR Systems

Hon. Lynn M. Egan, (Ret.) now at ADR Systems

October 2, 2017

ADR Systems is pleased to announce that Hon. Lynn M. Egan, (Ret.) has joined our panel of senior mediators and arbitrators. Judge Egan has nearly 22 years of judicial experience in the Cook County Circuit Court. Hundreds of cases were transferred to her for settlement conferences. “In my time on the bench, doing voluntary pre-trial […]

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Article Outlines What Counsel Should Consider Before Filing for Arbitration

Article Outlines What Counsel Should Consider Before Filing for Arbitration

September 14, 2017

ADR Systems has recently published an article in CLM Magazine that discusses important considerations for counsel before commencing the arbitration process. The article, entitled “The Art of Arbitration,” captures the insight of several knowledgeable attorneys and arbitrators. The panel included: Anne Blume, co-managing partner, Cozen O’Connor; Kevin R. Sido, Esq., partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP […]

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ADR Systems Introduces <em>Arbitration: You Have Choices</em>

ADR Systems Introduces Arbitration: You Have Choices

September 5, 2017

ADR Systems is pleased to announce Arbitration: You Have Choices, a new brochure that helps attorneys understand the many choices they have in commercial arbitration. This guide will give attorneys a better understanding of the commercial arbitration process and their options during the process, including selecting an arbitrator, setting rules and provider guidelines and tailoring […]

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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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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 Billik did an outstanding job as a mediator in our commercial case. The other parties had the same opinion of him.  He brought great energy, common sense and credibility to the task, and tried hard to understand all sides.

Dan L. Boho, Esq.Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP