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Judge Burke Honored with Service Award by IBF

Judge Burke Honored with Service Award by IBF

December 4, 2018

Hon. Dennis J. Burke, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, will receive the Distinguished Service to Law and Society Award from the Illinois Bar Foundation (IBF). “It’s an honor to receive this award,” Judge Burke said. “When you work hard in a profession, it’s a great feeling to be recognized for all the […]

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Judge Bronstein Offers Tips for Mediation Preparation

Judge Bronstein Offers Tips for Mediation Preparation

November 20, 2018

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. We asked Hon. Philip L. Bronstein, (Ret.), […]

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Judge Bernthal Breaks Down the Difficulties of Civil Case Litigation

Judge Bernthal Breaks Down the Difficulties of Civil Case Litigation

November 16, 2018

Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, published his monthly column in the News-Gazette titled, “Rarely an Easy Resolution in Civil Cases.” In the column, Judge Bernthal examined why civil cases can take so long to adjudicate.  The often lengthy and complicated process of civil case litigation is in sharp […]

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Teresa Frisbie, Esq. Honored as ACR’s Mediator of the Year

Teresa Frisbie, Esq. Honored as ACR’s Mediator of the Year

November 5, 2018

Ms. Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq., senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, was honored as the Association for Conflict Resolution’s (ACR) 2018 Mediator of the Year. The award states it was given “in recognition of her commitment and contributions to the alternative dispute resolution community, both in Chicago and across the nation, and her talent […]

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Judge Panter Presents at ABA Advanced Mediation & Advocacy Skills Institute

Judge Panter Presents at ABA Advanced Mediation & Advocacy Skills Institute

October 31, 2018

Hon. Michael R. Panter (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, presented at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) 16th Annual Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute. Judge Panter was the keynote luncheon speaker from 12:45pm – 1:45pm on Friday, October 26th. Judge Panter’s presentation was titled “Mediation: Impossible!” He spoke on effective methods in […]

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Judge Bernthal Discusses Importance of Celebrating Constitution Day

Judge Bernthal Discusses Importance of Celebrating Constitution Day

October 17, 2018

Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, published a column in the News-Gazette titled “Constitution Still has Everyday Relevance.” In celebration of Constitution Day, or Citizenship Day, on September 17th, Judge Bernthal’s column reminded the public of the importance of this holiday. “Freedom of religion, speech and the press are […]

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Judge Panter Provides Mediation Tips at AIG Presentation

Judge Panter Provides Mediation Tips at AIG Presentation

October 15, 2018

Hon. Michael R. Panter (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, presented a seminar titled “Tips for an Effective Mediation” to AIG Insurance attorneys on Thursday, October 4th. “The AIG attorneys are committed to reaching fair and efficient resolution of their cases,” Judge Panter said. “They are open to hearing ideas and new thoughts […]

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Judge Berger Presented on Lawyer Assisted Mediation at AAML Seminar

Judge Berger Presented on Lawyer Assisted Mediation at AAML Seminar

October 11, 2018

Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, participated in a panel on the merits of lawyer assisted mediations at the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Annual Columbus Day Seminar for Experienced Matrimonial Lawyers. The presentation, titled “Lawyer Assisted Mediation – It Does Work…Just Not Always,” focused on alternative dispute […]

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ADR Systems Hosts Inaugural Gender and Diversity CLE

ADR Systems Hosts Inaugural Gender and Diversity CLE

October 10, 2018

ADR Systems’ Women’s Initiative Committee hosted its first Continuing Legal Education (CLE) event, titled “Gender, Diversity and Mediation,” on October 4th. The seminar was created to educate the legal community on gender, diversity and inclusion as it relates to mediation. The CLE featured three of ADR Systems’ senior mediators and arbitrators – Hon. Helaine L. […]

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Pre-Mediation Contact May Lead to a Successful Commercial Mediation

Pre-Mediation Contact May Lead to a Successful Commercial Mediation

September 27, 2018

Pre-mediation contact with the mediator and counsel can be an opportunity to discuss expectations in anticipation of the mediation. This contact may lower the risk of a surprise that could potentially impede a successful settlement effort. Hon. Richard J. Billik, Jr., (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, believes taking advantage of this contact […]

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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