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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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CBA to Host Summit Discussing Challenges in Chicago’s Legal Community

CBA to Host Summit Discussing Challenges in Chicago’s Legal Community

October 3, 2017

The Chicago Bar Association (CBA) will host a summit on the Future of the Practice of Law in Chicago on Thursday, October 5th, to discuss challenges facing the legal profession. The summit will bring together 62 committee members including lawyers from diverse practice areas, law schools, the judicial system and government service. Among the committee […]

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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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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. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) to Speak at the 2016 Women’s Initiative Program

Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) to Speak at the 2016 Women’s Initiative Program

October 13, 2016

On October 27th, 2016, Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) will speak at the 2016 Women’s Initiative Program for ALFA International at The Loews Chicago. The seminar, entitled, “A Woman’s Place: Getting Into The First Chair,” will offer guidance on how women can be deliberate and vigilant in claiming their spot in the legal industry. This event […]

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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 Brown to Present at IICLE

Judge Brown to Present at IICLE

May 10, 2016

On June 3rd, 2016, Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.) will present at the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s (IICLE) program, “21st Century Advocacy: The Psychology of Persuasion.” This program will examine how attorneys can effectively incorporate persuasion tactics into their practice.  Judge Brown will speak specifically on the benefits of alternative dispute resolution and […]

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We were pleased with the outcome of our settlement, and with the efforts put forth by Judge Bronstein.  It was a marathon session, but Judge Bronstein worked with both clients and urged us to be patient until there was sufficient movement towards settlement.  Thanks to Judge Bronstein and ADR Systems.

Steven Gleason, Esq.Nilson, Stookal, Gleason & Caputo