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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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Judge Haddad Receives the CBA’s Vanguard Award

Judge Haddad Receives the CBA’s Vanguard Award

March 17, 2016

ADR Systems congratulates Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.) for receiving the Chicago Bar Association’s (CBA) Vanguard Award.  The Vanguard Awards were established in 1998 to honor individuals and institutions who have made both justice and the legal profession more accessible to the Chicago community.  The reception will take place on April 20th, 2016 at the Standard Club.  […]

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15th Annual International Mediation Tournament

15th Annual International Mediation Tournament

February 9, 2016

On March 8th, 2016, Loyola University Chicago’s Dispute Resolution Program and the InterNational Academy of Dispute Resolution (INADR) will co-sponsor the 15th Annual International Law School Mediation Tournament.  More than 400 participants from around the world will gather at Loyola’s Philip H. Corboy Law Center to compete in a four-day mediation skills tournament designed to challenge students international […]

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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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Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) to Speak at Wilson Elser

Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) to Speak at Wilson Elser

February 4, 2016

On March 2nd, 2016, Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) will speak at a Lunch and Learn that will be held at Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP.  Judge Panter will give insight into a number of topics ranging from how judges deal with attorneys in the court room to tips for preparing for trial and […]

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WSBA Honors Hon. Richard J. Billik, Jr., (Ret.) with Lifetime Achievement Award

WSBA Honors Hon. Richard J. Billik, Jr., (Ret.) with Lifetime Achievement Award

October 19, 2015

ADR Systems congratulates Hon. Richard J. Billik, Jr., (Ret.) for receiving the West Suburban Bar Association’s (WSBA) Lifetime Achievement Award.  The WSBA will honor Judge Billik with the award on October 29th, 2015 at their annual Judge’s Night Reception.  Judge Billik will be recognized for his outstanding judicial career and his continued service to the […]

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Top Five Tips for Attorneys Preparing for Mediation: A Mediator’s Perspective

Top Five Tips for Attorneys Preparing for Mediation: A Mediator’s Perspective

October 12, 2015

It is no secret that choosing the right ADR provider and mediator can make all the difference in the outcome of your dispute.  However, developing a sound strategy before entering the mediation process is just as important in determining the outcome of your case and your client’s overall satisfaction. In celebration of National Mediation Week, […]

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Judge F. Keith Brown did a great job settling a very tough, complicated multi-party case that involved both personal injury and commercial matters.  ADR Systems is our first and best choice for alternative dispute resolution.  This is because of the quality and effectiveness of their neutrals, and the terrific service supplied by their staff.

Glen Amundsen, Esq.Chairman - Executive Committee, SmithAmundsen, LLC