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Judge Egan to Offer Free CLE on 2016 Election Investigation

Judge Egan to Offer Free CLE on 2016 Election Investigation

August 16, 2018

Hon. Lynn M. Egan, (Ret.) will offer a free presentation titled “Into the Hornet’s Nest” as part of her lunchtime seminar series. The presentation will focus primarily on the Paul Manafort trial, stemming from an ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US Presidential Election. This will include a case study of election interference, […]

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Judge Bernthal Praises Legal Profession’s Culture of Civility

Judge Bernthal Praises Legal Profession’s Culture of Civility

August 15, 2018

Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, wrote a column in this month’s News-Gazette about the importance of reinforcing civility in the legal industry. The column, titled “Reinforcing a Culture of Civility,” examines Supreme Court Rule 799, which established the Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, to maintain civilized conduct in […]

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Inside Arbitration: Starting Out Right

Inside Arbitration: Starting Out Right

August 7, 2018

We sat down with Hon. Clifford L. Meacham, (Ret.) and Hon. Stuart A. Nudelman, (Ret.), senior mediators and arbitrators at ADR Systems, to discuss some of the finer points of arbitration.  Together, Judges Meacham and Nudelman have more than 60 years of experience overseeing trials and arbitrations.  They have seen what works and what does not work in […]

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Scare ‘Em or Spare ‘Em: Judge Panter to Moderate ABA TIPS Panel

Scare ‘Em or Spare ‘Em: Judge Panter to Moderate ABA TIPS Panel

August 2, 2018

Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) will moderate a panel presentation on aggressive pleadings at the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice (TIPS) Annual Meeting from 1:30pm – 3:00pm on August 2nd. The presentation, titled “Scare ‘Em or Spare ‘Em? How Aggressive Should We Get in Pleadings?” will look at the use of pleadings […]

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How to Write an Effective Mediation Submission

How to Write an Effective Mediation Submission

July 26, 2018

ADR Systems has recently published an article written by Hon. James P. Etchingham, (Ret.) and Jann Johnson in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin that summarizes the key elements of a compelling mediation submission. The article, titled “Writing an Effective Mediation Submission,” also provides attorneys with a submission checklist. The checklist lists the sections of a […]

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Judge Bernthal Discusses Challenges Facing Pro Se Litigants

Judge Bernthal Discusses Challenges Facing Pro Se Litigants

July 17, 2018

Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, discussed challenges facing pro se litigants in his most recent column in the News-Gazette. The column, titled “Pro Se Litigants Face Several Challenges,” examines issues surrounding litigants appearing in court on their own behalf. While this is more common in civil cases, things […]

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ADR Systems Hosts Women’s Initiative Event

ADR Systems Hosts Women’s Initiative Event

July 10, 2018

ADR Systems hosted its inaugural Women’s Initiative Event at the Chicago Yacht Club on June 27th to celebrate and promote collaboration among women in the legal community. The event highlighted several of ADR Systems’ female mediators and arbitrators – Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.), Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.) and Hon. Lynn M. Egan, (Ret.). […]

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ADR Systems Welcomes Hon. William E. Gomolinski, (Ret.)

ADR Systems Welcomes Hon. William E. Gomolinski, (Ret.)

July 9, 2018

ADR Systems is pleased to announce that Hon. William E. Gomolinski, (Ret.) has joined our panel of senior mediators and arbitrators. Judge Gomolinski has 11 years of judicial experience in the Cook County Circuit Court, serving in the Law Division Motion Section during his last seven years on the bench. “I’ve done over 1,000 pre-trials […]

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Judge Egan Offers Free CLE on Illinois Tort Immunity Act Defenses

Judge Egan Offers Free CLE on Illinois Tort Immunity Act Defenses

July 2, 2018

Hon. Lynn M. Egan, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, will participate in a free presentation titled “Illinois Tort Immunity Act Defenses” as part of her lunchtime seminar series. The presentation will examine frequently cited defenses under the Tort Immunity Act, including actual and constructive notice, intended and permitted user and willful and […]

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Judge Nudelman Settles Highest Birth Injury Case in Illinois for $35M

Judge Nudelman Settles Highest Birth Injury Case in Illinois for $35M

June 28, 2018

Hon. Stuart A. Nudelman, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, settled a $35 million birth injury case involving a child born with catastrophic brain injuries at an Illinois hospital. “This was a very difficult, emotionally-charged case with great attorneys representing both sides who worked very hard to resolve this tragic situation,” Judge Nudelman […]

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Thanks to ADR Systems and its mediators, plaintiff and defense attorneys and insurance companies clearly recognized that it was prudent to settle the case for its value and avoid the expenditures and time associated with court.

Paul Wolf, Esq.Senior Partner, Mitchell Hoffman & Wolf LLC