ADR Systems


ADR Systems is hosting its first Central Illinois Mediation Day with Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator.

Judge Bernthal will mediate consecutive two-hour sessions in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois on December 11th from 9:00am – 5:00pm.

“The abbreviated sessions with the reduced charge give parties a chance to mediate a case that is close to resolution but needs a final face-to-face effort,” Judge Bernthal said. “These sessions allow counsel to submit smaller cases to mediation when a half-day or full-day session would be cost prohibitive.”

The two-hour time frame allows for a more expedited process on these smaller cases for an efficient mediation.

“It gives me the opportunity to do everything in a timely manner by focusing on the most important aspects of a case,” said Judge Bernthal. “The process will be less time consuming on all fronts. We can cut to the chase and get a settlement more quickly.”

To view a program sheet for Central Illinois Mediation Day, click here.

For more information and to guarantee your spot, contact Josh Sorkin at 312.224.0543 or Alex Goodrich at 312.960.2267.

Judge Bernthal served 21 years as a federal magistrate judge in the US District Court for the Central District of Illinois. Those who practiced before him have praised his skills as a jurist, describing him as both a learned scholar and efficient administrator. Judge Bernthal’s proven legal knowledge and keen understanding of negotiation are critical assets in both mediation and arbitration. In addition to Judge Bernthal’s work as a mediator and arbitrator, he also publishes a column, “Off the Bench,” monthly in the News-Gazette.

For Judge Bernthal’s full bio, click here.

At ADR Systems, It’s Settled.®

I was extremely pleased with a recent mediation at ADR Systems. The mediators constitute a veritable "who's who" of top-notch practitioners and former jurists with a wealth of experience across the legal spectrum.  I strongly recommend ADR Systems for even the most complex and contentious of cases.

Hillard M. Sterling, Esq.Sterling Tech Law | Waveland Law Group, LLC