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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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Inside Arbitration: Starting Out Right

Inside Arbitration: Starting Out Right

September 21, 2017

We sat down with Hon. Clifford L. Meacham, (Ret.) and Hon. Stuart A. Nudelman, (Ret.), senior mediators and arbitrators at ADR Systems, to discuss some of the finer points of arbitration.  Together, Judges Meacham and Nudelman have more than 60 years of experience overseeing trials and arbitrations.  They have seen what works and what does […]

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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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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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ABA Mediation Week: Judge Bernthal Makes the Case for Mediation

ABA Mediation Week: Judge Bernthal Makes the Case for Mediation

October 11, 2016

As a prelude to the American Bar Associations’ national Mediation Week, celebrated the third week in October, the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette ran an article by ADR Systems’ senior mediator and arbitrator, Hon. David G. Bernthal.  The article, published October 9, 2016, was titled, “Progress Made in Effectiveness of Mediation,”  It offered a brief  retrospective look back […]

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Judge Haddad Settles High-Profile Lawsuit

Judge Haddad Settles High-Profile Lawsuit

May 12, 2016

ADR Systems congratulates Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.) for recently settling a difficult, high-profile case that was spotlighted in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The case involved a plaintiff who was sexually abused by a man she met through a popular online dating service.  The victim claimed that the dating service was negligent in their failure […]

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The Benefits of Pre-Mediation and Post-Mediation Contact in Commercial Mediation

The Benefits of Pre-Mediation and Post-Mediation Contact in Commercial Mediation

February 5, 2016

Parties may be able to more effectively mediate their commercial case when they take full advantage of pre-mediation and post-mediation contact. Communicating with the mediator before or after the mediation may not be utilized in all sessions, but it can greatly contribute to the success of a mediation.  Pre-mediation contact sets expectations, and lowers the […]

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A New Article by Hon. Patrick E. McGann, (Ret.) Explains the Benefit of Opening Statements in Mediation

A New Article by Hon. Patrick E. McGann, (Ret.) Explains the Benefit of Opening Statements in Mediation

October 27, 2015

A new article by Hon. Patrick E. McGann, (Ret.), published on October 12th, 2015 in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, discusses the benefits of making opening statements in mediation.  Entitled, “Opening Statements: A benefit to both sides in mediation,” the article challenges the idea that opening statements in mediation are unnecessary, and even potentially harmful. […]

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A New Article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq.

A New Article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq.

August 7, 2015

A new article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq., published on June 3, 2015 in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, discusses how our instinctive reaction to unfairness can negatively impact negotiations, and offers tips for mitigating these cognitive biases.  Entitled, “Decision-making in negotiations and handling the reaction to unfairness,” the article explains how negotiations can be […]

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I was very impressed with the quality, ability and professionalism of your retired judges.  ADR Systems and its panel of neutrals got it done.

Michael L. Handley, Esq.Trial Attorney IV, Nationwide Trial Division