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Judge Berger Speaks at 8th Annual WBAI Domestic Relations Roundtable

Judge Berger Speaks at 8th Annual WBAI Domestic Relations Roundtable

May 16, 2019

Hon. Helaine Berger, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, was the sole mediator chosen as a panelist at the 8th Annual Domestic Relations Roundtable in Chicago. This continuing legal education seminar focused on complex family law issues surrounding modification of maintenance and relocation of one parent out-of-state. In addition to Judge Berger, the […]

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Judge Hanlon to Participate in CBA Mindfulness Workshop

Judge Hanlon to Participate in CBA Mindfulness Workshop

May 14, 2019

Hon. Kay M. Hanlon, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, will be participating in a Mindfulness Workshop as part of the Chicago Bar Association’s (CBA) recognition of Mental Health Month. “I think it’s encouraging that law schools, law firms and corporations are starting to incorporate wellness into work habits,” Judge Hanlon said. “Nobody […]

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Judge Curcio to Participate in Arbitration Panel at DRI Conference

Judge Curcio to Participate in Arbitration Panel at DRI Conference

May 1, 2019

Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.), will participate in a panel at the upcoming Business Litigation Super Conference in Austin, Texas. The session, titled “Pros and Cons of Arbitration,” will cover arbitration law as it relates to commercial arbitration, arbitration in employment contracts, and arbitration in consumer contracts. “My hope is that attendees of the panel […]

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The Good and the Bad: ADR Systems Mediators Discuss Attorney Habits

The Good and the Bad: ADR Systems Mediators Discuss Attorney Habits

April 29, 2019

Ever wonder how your behavior in a mediation stacks up against other attorneys? We sat down with three of our senior mediators and arbitrators — Hon. William E. Gomolinski, (Ret.), Hon. Kay M. Hanlon, (Ret.) and Hon. Jerome M. Orbach, (Ret.) — to discuss good and bad habits attorneys exhibit during mediation. What are some […]

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Judge Hanlon to Attend WBAI Civil Litigation Reception & Dinner

Judge Hanlon to Attend WBAI Civil Litigation Reception & Dinner

April 22, 2019

Hon. Kay M. Hanlon, (Ret.) will be presenting at the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) Civil Litigation Reception and Dinner. The event allows attorneys the opportunity to gain perspectives about the legal industry from Judge Hanlon as both a retired judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County and a current senior mediator and […]

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Judge Hanlon Offers Practical Tips for Effectively Taking and Defending Depositions

Judge Hanlon Offers Practical Tips for Effectively Taking and Defending Depositions

April 19, 2019

Hon. Kay M. Hanlon, (Ret.) presented a seminar and participated in a panel discussion at the Illinois State Bar Association’s (ISBA) Tort Law Section Council program on April 11th. The presentation, titled “Perspective from the Bench,” examined how to effectively take and defend depositions, certified questions and how judges rule upon them, and how to […]

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Judge Nudelman to Participate in Litigation Panel at Midwest Construction Defect & Dispute Conference

Judge Nudelman to Participate in Litigation Panel at Midwest Construction Defect & Dispute Conference

April 17, 2019

Hon. Stuart Nudelman, (Ret.), will participate in a panel at the upcoming Midwest Construction Defect & Dispute Conference. The session, titled “Complex Construction Defect Litigation – What Does It Look Like,” will cover frequent issues that arise during litigation, including economic loss, coverage and indemnity. “Attendees can expect to walk away with a better understanding […]

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Judge Hanlon to Give Deposition CLE at ISBA

Judge Hanlon to Give Deposition CLE at ISBA

March 27, 2019

Hon. Kay M. Hanlon, (Ret.) will present a seminar at an Illinois State Bar Association’s (ISBA) Tort Law Section Council program on April 11th. The presentation, titled “Perspective from the Bench,” will examine how to effectively take and defend depositions, certified questions and how judges rule upon them, and how to avoid objections. “When attorneys […]

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ADR Systems Releases Two New Videos on Mediation

ADR Systems Releases Two New Videos on Mediation

March 26, 2019

ADR Systems has released two videos to provide insights from several of our senior mediators and arbitrators about the finer points of mediation. Mediation Benefits features Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.), Hon. Joseph N. Casciato, (Ret.) and Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.). In the video, they discuss the benefits of mediation that could be overlooked […]

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Judge Brown to Speak at NRRDA Annual Conference

Judge Brown to Speak at NRRDA Annual Conference

March 7, 2019

Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, will be presenting on collaborative defenses among defendants at the upcoming National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA) annual conference. The panel presentation, titled “He Said, She Said…How About We Said? Exploring Options for Collaborative Defense Among Defendants,” will be from 12:30pm – […]

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With Judge Ward's assistance, we were able to obtain an amicable resolution of the case.  Just as when he was sitting on the bench, Judge Ward showed understanding, temperance and intelligence in addressing the issues.  Settlement was fair and adequate the nature and extent of injury.  I would not hesitate to use ADR Systems’ assistance in the future.

Ronald J. Gold, Esq.Law Office of Baltazar Mendoza
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