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Judge Gomolinski settles $16 million motorcycle injury case

Judge Gomolinski settles $16 million motorcycle injury case

September 17, 2020

Hon. William E. Gomonlinski, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently settled a $16 million personal injury case, the highest amputation settlement on record in Lake County. The dispute involved a 2018 motorcycle crash in which the plaintiff sustained severe injuries and underwent a below-the-knee leg amputation. “The keys to settling an emotional […]

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ADR Systems pretrial program offers avenue for mandatory pretrial conferences

ADR Systems pretrial program offers avenue for mandatory pretrial conferences

September 11, 2020

When the Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County mandated pretrial conferences and mediation by agreement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ADR Systems became Chicago’s largest virtual courthouse. Under the Law Division’s mandate, cases that had a jury trial date on or after March 17, 2020 are now subject to a mandatory pretrial […]

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Tri-panel Arbitration: A Time When Three Heads Can Be Better Than One

Tri-panel Arbitration: A Time When Three Heads Can Be Better Than One

August 20, 2020

In tri-panel arbitrations, there are two party arbitrators and a neutral arbitrator. Like a jury, the three arbitrators are required to deliberate and act together, and this gives a good likelihood of a fair result. Last summer, Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, wrote an article about tri-panel arbitrations […]

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Women’s Initiative Committee Hosts Virtual Happy Hour and Networking Discussion for Women Attorneys

Women’s Initiative Committee Hosts Virtual Happy Hour and Networking Discussion for Women Attorneys

August 18, 2020

Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.), Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.), Amy L. Gertler, Esq., Hon. Kay M. Hanlon, (Ret.) and Hon. Brigid M. McGrath, (Ret.), senior mediators and arbitrators at ADR Systems, hosted the Women’s Initiative Committee’s  Virtual Happy Hour & Networking Discussion on Aug. 13th. The event provided attendees an opportunity to network with peers and exchange ideas about […]

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Evaluating a Case for ADR Systems’ Personal Injury Settlement Program

Evaluating a Case for ADR Systems’ Personal Injury Settlement Program

August 12, 2020

Insurance providers and plaintiffs can mediate 10 to 15 cases in a single day at a reduced rate with ADR Systems’ Personal Injury Settlement Program.  Settlement Program cases can be mediated in person or through remote videoconferencing options, and they often share several commonalities. The Type and Extent of the Injury is Important Settlement Program […]

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Remote Dispute Resolution is Here to Stay as Work Life Changes

Remote Dispute Resolution is Here to Stay as Work Life Changes

July 31, 2020

Hon. Brigid M. McGrath, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, along with Michael Koss, ADR Systems’ Business Development & Marketing Assistant, recently wrote an article for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin titled “Remote dispute resolution is here to stay as work life changes.” At the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, alternative dispute resolution […]

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Judge Haddad presented with Mentorship Award by Northwest Suburban Bar Association

Judge Haddad presented with Mentorship Award by Northwest Suburban Bar Association

July 30, 2020

Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, was presented with the Mentorship Award by the Northwest Suburban Bar Association. The award recognizes lawyers with an extraordinary record of service as a mentor in the legal community. “I’m very proud of mentoring lawyers; it’s a reward of being in the profession […]

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Judge Berger Featured in WBAI Member Monday Profile

Judge Berger Featured in WBAI Member Monday Profile

July 27, 2020

Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, is featured in the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois’ Member Monday profile, highlighting her history with the organization, her career as an attorney and judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County and her passion for mentoring young women attorneys stating out in […]

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Remote Resources You Can Use

Remote Resources You Can Use

July 10, 2020

At ADR Systems, we know the adjustment to working remotely has been difficult. That is why we have worked hard to make virtual dispute resolution easier. We have developed a list of resources that will help you and your client transition easily to virtual dispute resolution. We offer secure mediation and arbitration services through our […]

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Mediator and Arbitrator Neutrality is Key to the Mission of ADR Systems

Mediator and Arbitrator Neutrality is Key to the Mission of ADR Systems

July 9, 2020

ADR Systems remains dedicated to the principles of neutrality. Unlike some other ADR providers, ADR Systems’ mediators and arbitrators are not involved in the ownership, administration, or management of the business. While alternative dispute resolution (ADR) formats benefit parties in a litany of ways – faster resolution, cost-effectiveness, and greater control of the process – […]

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ADR Systems Provides Resources to Settle Coronavirus-related Commercial Disputes

ADR Systems Provides Resources to Settle Coronavirus-related Commercial Disputes

June 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered business and given rise to a large number of commercial disputes. The legal community has recognized the need for alternative dispute resolution in these matters, as mediation and arbitration can provide an efficient way to settle a dispute, which allows the parties to move forward. To accommodate this rise […]

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Judge Haddad to Present Virtual CLE on COVID-19-related Insurance Claims

Judge Haddad to Present Virtual CLE on COVID-19-related Insurance Claims

June 22, 2020

Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, will moderate and present a virtual CLE for the Arab-American Bar Association and the Arab-American Business Association regarding insurance claims emanating from the Covid-19 crisis and insurance claims for property losses from the recent civil lootings and arson. The presentation is scheduled for […]

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Our mediation using videoconferencing was convenient and effective – we settled! Judge Casciato gained the party's trust and confidence while deftly guiding us through the negotiation process via a videoconference.  With the use of virtual breakout rooms, Judge Casciato was able to spend private time with everyone.  This remote mediation worked well for us and I would not hesitate to use it again.  

Carl Salvato, PartnerSalvato, O'Toole & Froylan
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