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Judge Haddad Presents on Responses to Anti-Minority Prejudices at CBA DICE Panel

Judge Haddad Presents on Responses to Anti-Minority Prejudices at CBA DICE Panel

October 14, 2021

Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, presented in part one of a two-part series focused on hate and hate crimes entitled, “Commentary and Conversation: Hate and What You Can Do About It.” The first session focused on local anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim, and anti-LGBTQ+ hatred with leaders from area civil rights […]

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Kevin R. Sido Recognized as Lawyer of the Year

Kevin R. Sido Recognized as Lawyer of the Year

October 6, 2021

Kevin R. Sido, Esq., senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems and partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP, has been recognized as the 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” in the field of Construction Law in Chicago. His selection for the 2022 directory of Best Lawyers in America was announced on August 19. Attorney peers select […]

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Judge Lawler Receives Celt of the Year Award from Celtic Legal Society of Chicago

Judge Lawler Receives Celt of the Year Award from Celtic Legal Society of Chicago

September 29, 2021

Hon. Christopher E. Lawler, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently received the Celtic Legal Society of Chicago’s Celt of the Year Award. This honor recognizes his 33-year legal career’s commitment to the Society’s motto, Cothrom cirt is trocaire, which in English means “Justice and mercy.” “I am honored and humbled to receive […]

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August Settlement Report

August Settlement Report

September 14, 2021

ADR Systems has released its August Settlement Report, which lists the 10 highest settlements on cases mediated by ADR Systems’ senior mediators and arbitrators during the previous month. All cases mentioned in the settlement report remain confidential. Only the value amount, practice area and neutral involved are mentioned. Most of the cases featured in this […]

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Judge Sutter to Present on Mediation for Eviction Cases at DCBA

Judge Sutter to Present on Mediation for Eviction Cases at DCBA

September 8, 2021

Hon. Ronald D. Sutter, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, will discuss how to mediate eviction cases at the DuPage County Bar Association’s (DCBA) event “18th Judicial Circuit Eviction Mediation Training” on September 9th. Judge Sutter will be joined by Ted A. Donner, Donner & Company Law Offices LLC. The DCBA is organizing […]

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Sought-After Pretrial Judge Joins ADR Systems

Sought-After Pretrial Judge Joins ADR Systems

August 31, 2021

ADR Systems is excited to announce that Hon. Christopher E. Lawler, (Ret.) has joined its panel of neutrals as a senior mediator and arbitrator. Judge Lawler previously served in the Circuit Court of Cook County Law Division’s Motion Section, where he handled over 2,000 cases and 1,200 pretrials during his tenure. “We are thrilled to […]

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ADR Systems Offers In-Person and Remote Mediation & Arbitration

ADR Systems Offers In-Person and Remote Mediation & Arbitration

August 27, 2021

While most of our mediations and arbitrations will still be conducted via videoconferencing, we also offer in-person sessions under current health and safety guidelines. The health and safety of everyone attending an in-person session is our top priority: You must be fully vaccinated to attend an in-person session in our offices If you are not […]

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July Settlement Report

July Settlement Report

August 9, 2021

ADR Systems has released its July Settlement Report, which lists the 10 highest settlements on cases mediated by ADR Systems’ senior mediators and arbitrators during the previous month. All cases mentioned in the settlement report remain confidential. Only the value amount, practice area and neutral involved are mentioned.

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Judge Brown Presents on Mediation and Technology at ABA Dispute Resolution Tech Expo

Judge Brown Presents on Mediation and Technology at ABA Dispute Resolution Tech Expo

August 6, 2021

Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, presented on the application of technology in mediation and arbitration at the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Tech Expo on July 16. Judge Brown was joined by Jann Johnson, Esq., Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Marketing at ADR Systems, moderator […]

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June Settlement Report

June Settlement Report

July 19, 2021

ADR Systems has released its fourth monthly Settlement Report. These reports list the 10 highest settlements on cases mediated by ADR Systems’ senior mediators and arbitrators during the previous month. All cases mentioned in the settlement report remain confidential. Only the value amount, practice area and neutral involved are mentioned. Most of the cases featured […]

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Your Solution to Rule 25: Resolve Personal Injury Cases with Binding Arbitration

Your Solution to Rule 25: Resolve Personal Injury Cases with Binding Arbitration

July 9, 2021

The Circuit Court of Cook County Law Division has mandated arbitration for personal injury cases valued from $30,000 to $50,000 pursuant to Rules of the Court, Part 25. In response, ADR Systems is offering a cost-effective Flat Fee Arbitration Program.  Parties can quickly dispose of these matters through a binding process at a flat fee […]

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Judge Haddad Moderates a Discussion on Inclusion in the Legal Profession

Judge Haddad Moderates a Discussion on Inclusion in the Legal Profession

July 1, 2021

Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems moderated the Arab American Bar Association of Illinois’ (AABAR) CLE Series: Diversity and Inclusion in Legal Education event on June 14th. Judge Haddad co-founded the AABAR to advance the interests of the Arab American community within employment, education and civil rights. He was […]

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Judge Sutter on Mediation Preparation and the Value of Pre-Mediation Contact

Judge Sutter on Mediation Preparation and the Value of Pre-Mediation Contact

June 17, 2021

Hon. Ronald D. Sutter, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems presented “Preparation for and Participation in a Successful Mediation” on May 21st. Judge Sutter was joined by Hon. Dorothy French Mallen, (Ret.). The presentation was organized by the DuPage County Bar Association. The panel focused on the basics of the mediation process and […]

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My sincere thanks to Judge Panter for settling a complex mediation. He is a true professional. When things were crumbling after seven hours of mediation, Judge Panter kept everyone engaged. His perseverance and skills were the keys to resolving this difficult case. Judge Panter is a phenomenal mediator. I will be using him again soon.

Scott Wolfman, Managing PartnerLaw Offices of Scott Wolfman
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