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Judge Berger Featured in WBAI Member Monday Profile

Judge Berger Featured in WBAI Member Monday Profile

July 27, 2020

Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, is featured in the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois’ Member Monday profile, highlighting her history with the organization, her career as an attorney and judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County and her passion for mentoring young women attorneys stating out in […]

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Remote Resources You Can Use

Remote Resources You Can Use

July 10, 2020

At ADR Systems, we know the adjustment to working remotely has been difficult. That is why we have worked hard to make virtual dispute resolution easier. With the help of Hon. Larry G. Axelrood, (Ret.), we have developed a list of resources that will help you and your client transition easily to virtual dispute resolution. […]

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Mediator and Arbitrator Neutrality is Key to the Mission of ADR Systems

Mediator and Arbitrator Neutrality is Key to the Mission of ADR Systems

July 9, 2020

ADR Systems remains dedicated to the principles of neutrality. Unlike some other ADR providers, ADR Systems’ mediators and arbitrators are not involved in the ownership, administration, or management of the business. While alternative dispute resolution (ADR) formats benefit parties in a litany of ways – faster resolution, cost-effectiveness, and greater control of the process – […]

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ADR Systems Provides Resources to Settle Coronavirus-related Commercial Disputes

ADR Systems Provides Resources to Settle Coronavirus-related Commercial Disputes

June 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered business and given rise to a large number of commercial disputes. The legal community has recognized the need for alternative dispute resolution in these matters, as mediation and arbitration can provide an efficient way to settle a dispute, which allows the parties to move forward. To accommodate this rise […]

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Judge Haddad to Present Virtual CLE on COVID-19-related Insurance Claims

Judge Haddad to Present Virtual CLE on COVID-19-related Insurance Claims

June 22, 2020

Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, will moderate and present a virtual CLE for the Arab-American Bar Association and the Arab-American Business Association regarding insurance claims emanating from the Covid-19 crisis and insurance claims for property losses from the recent civil lootings and arson. The presentation is scheduled for […]

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How to Share Documents During a Remote Mediation or Arbitration

How to Share Documents During a Remote Mediation or Arbitration

June 12, 2020

ADR Systems’ remote options for mediation and arbitration allow for easy sharing of documents between the parties and neutrals. This step-by-step guide will show how to send a file or share a screen using the platform Zoom. Sharing documents easily is just one of the ways ADR Systems strives to make virtual mediations and arbitrations […]

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Three Keys to an Effective Pre-Mediation Conference

Three Keys to an Effective Pre-Mediation Conference

June 10, 2020

Pre-mediation conferences and ex parte communication with mediators can help attorneys prepare for mediations and can lead to smoother mediation sessions. Whether your mediation is in-person or virtual, attorneys that forego pre-mediation conferences and ex parte communication miss out on opportunities to share valuable information and discuss expectations with their mediator and opposing counsel. Share […]

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Judge Axelrood Writes About the Ease of Virtual Mediation

Judge Axelrood Writes About the Ease of Virtual Mediation

June 3, 2020

Hon. Larry G. Axelrood, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently wrote an article for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin titled “Moving to virtual mediation can be easy with the right preparation.” In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many mediation and arbitration sessions that were due to happen in-person instead moved to […]

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What Your Client Needs to Know Before Mediation

What Your Client Needs to Know Before Mediation

June 1, 2020

For a mediation to be successful, attorneys need to carefully manage their clients’ expectations of the process well before the day of mediation. Mediation is a popular alternative to expensive, drawn-out litigation.  Yet, many people still do not understand how the process works.  A client may wrongly believe that the neutral is there to advocate […]

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ADR Systems to Reopen for Live Sessions Under Health and Safety Guidelines

ADR Systems to Reopen for Live Sessions Under Health and Safety Guidelines

May 27, 2020

While most of our mediations and arbitrations will still be conducted via videoconferencing, ADR Systems will re-open for in-person sessions June 1st, providing our clients with additional choices for dispute resolution through videoconferencing, telephonic or in-person sessions. As we re-open our offices, the health and safety of those attending an in-person session will be our […]

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Are You Remote Ready?

Are You Remote Ready?

May 19, 2020

Remote dispute resolution is only nominally different from its traditional, in-person counterpart, but attorneys must prepare for a remote session by thinking about things they would never have to if they were coming to our offices.

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ADR Systems Launches New Pretrial Program to Settle Matters Amid Jury Trial Delays

ADR Systems Launches New Pretrial Program to Settle Matters Amid Jury Trial Delays

May 15, 2020

With the prospect of a jury trial far in the distance, Chicago’s largest alternative dispute resolution (ADR) provider has now become Chicago’s largest virtual courthouse through our new ADR Systems Pretrial Program. “This program is a response to the unprecedented moment that our judicial system is in,” said Marc Becker, president of ADR Systems. “With […]

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CARES Act Allows Early IRA/401(K) Withdrawls without Penalty

CARES Act Allows Early IRA/401(K) Withdrawls without Penalty

May 14, 2020

Multiple news sources[1] have reported that the CARES Act[2] allows individuals to withdraw up to $100,000 from their IRA/401(k)/403(b) accounts without the traditional 10 percent early withdrawal penalty for those under 59 ½ years old.  The new law also gives individuals up to three years to pay any taxes owed on the withdrawal. This provision […]

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I think I speak for everyone when I say that we could not have settled this case without the tremendous efforts of Judge Brown. He was so kind to my clients and he really helped them through this difficult process.  His thoughtful approach and his incredible tenacity really made the difference in this case. We were very lucky to have him as our mediator and we look forward to working with Judge Brown again very soon.

Adria East Mossing, PartnerMossing & Navarre, LLC
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