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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 […]

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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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Judge Nudelman to Participate in Mediation Panel at CLM Construction Conference

Judge Nudelman to Participate in Mediation Panel at CLM Construction Conference

September 26, 2018

Hon. Stuart A. Nudelman, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, will participate in the upcoming Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Construction Conference. The session, titled “Making the Most of Mediation,” will cover pre-mediation positioning, opening sessions, statutory compromise offers and mediation preparation. The panel will also explore mediation do’s and don’ts by discussing […]

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Judge Bernthal Offers Tips on Maintaining Civility in Society

Judge Bernthal Offers Tips on Maintaining Civility in Society

September 24, 2018

Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, reinforced the need for civilized discourse in a column for this month’s News-Gazette. The column, titled “Restoring Civility in Our Society,” builds on Judge Bernthal’s previous article about civility in the legal profession and examines the need for civility in society. “Sadly, I […]

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More Than a Name: Who Is ADR Systems?

More Than a Name: Who Is ADR Systems?

September 10, 2018

When Marc Becker founded ADR Systems more than 23 years ago, the concept of dispute resolution was unknown in the Chicago legal community. It’s different today. “Thinking about mediation, arbitration and other dispute resolution processes is necessary in the life of any case,” Marc said. “At some point, every case will be decided by a […]

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Inside Arbitration: Avoiding Pitfalls

Inside Arbitration: Avoiding Pitfalls

August 22, 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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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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