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Hon. Kay M. Hanlon, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, and Michael Koss, ADR Systems’ Business Development & Marketing Coordinator, recently published an article in the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois blog and Spring newsletter titled Are You Prepared for Remote Dispute Resolution?, which reviews how attorneys can properly prepare for a remote mediations or arbitrations.

Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic threw many attorneys into unchartered waters. The courts stalled. Homes became offices. And practice went virtual. Remote dispute resolution has helped attorneys move their cases along despite the circumstances; and while there is no difference between remote and in-person mediation or arbitration, more technical preparation is required to make the most out of remote proceedings.

To help attorneys put forth their best showing during a remote session, this article cites key ethical rules that relate to remote dispute resolution and provides technical advice and practical recommendations for attorneys about to enter remote proceedings.

Read the new article on the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois website.

To learn more about remote dispute resolution, click here. To read about cybersecurity in remote mediations and arbitrations, click here.


Hon. Kay M. Hanlon, (Ret.) has expertise in resolving personal injury actions such as medical malpractice, mass torts and product liability. Counsel who appeared before Judge Hanlon find her to be perpetually prepared, ready to listen attentively.

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I recently engaged Judge Gomolinski to mediate a case that was not factually or legally complicated, but other factors — including the amount of the lien and the position of the lienholder — made the case a challenge to resolve. This case would not have settled but for the efforts of Judge Gomolinski. He was prepared, knew all the relevant facts, had a command of the pertinent law and demonstrated a level of competence and experience that deeply resonated. I believe I can speak for opposing counsel in saying that we believe we reached a fair, reasonable agreement thanks to Judge Gomolinski.

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