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ADR Systems Opens Dates for Maintenance Mediation in Family Law Cases

ADR Systems Opens Dates for Maintenance Mediation in Family Law Cases

June 18, 2018

As family law attorneys know, starting January 1, 2019, all judgments and marital settlement agreements will be subject to a new tax code — the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.  Many couples contemplating dissolution will want to finalize their divorce before the end of the year due to tax implications.  To help parties schedule […]

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Judge Berger Speaks at 7th Annual WBAI Domestic Relations Roundtable

Judge Berger Speaks at 7th Annual WBAI Domestic Relations Roundtable

May 23, 2018

Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, spoke at the 7th Annual Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) Domestic Relations Roundtable Seminar on May 16th. The discussion focused on changes to the child support, maintenance and removal statutes, proposed legislation impacting parenting responsibility and the impact of the Tax Reform […]

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Judge Curcio to Present on Avoiding Mistakes in Mechanics Lien Cases

Judge Curcio to Present on Avoiding Mistakes in Mechanics Lien Cases

May 8, 2018

Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, will present at The Anatomy of Mechanics Lien Claim seminar presented by Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) on Wednesday, May 9th. “A mechanics lien is an extraordinary remedy that gives a contractor a powerful means to enforce his or her claim for payment,” […]

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Judge Brown to Speak on Mediation Strategies at DRI Seminar

Judge Brown to Speak on Mediation Strategies at DRI Seminar

May 3, 2018

Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, will participate in an upcoming panel on mediation strategies at the Defense Research Institute (DRI). Judge Brown’s panel presentation, titled “Mediation Strategy: How to Make the Most of Your Attempt to Settle,” at the DRI’s Retail and Hospitality Litigation Seminar will be at 10:15am […]

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Judge Nudelman to Participate in CBA Corporate Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel

Judge Nudelman to Participate in CBA Corporate Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel

April 25, 2018

Hon. Stuart A. Nudelman, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, is participating in a Chicago Bar Association (CBA) seminar titled “Win, Lose or Draw: Defining What it Means to “Win” for the Corporate Litigant and Managing the Significant Case to Get the W.” The panel, “ADR vs. Traditional Litigation: Effective to Use of Mediation/Arbitration,” […]

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Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.) Joins ADR Systems

Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.) Joins ADR Systems

April 9, 2018

ADR Systems is pleased to announce that Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.) has joined our panel of senior mediators and arbitrators. Judge Curcio has more than 15 years of judicial experience, 11 of which were in the Chancery Division of the Cook County Circuit Court. “I’m looking forward to interacting with people in a way […]

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Alternative Fee Program Works for Mediation & Arbitration

Alternative Fee Program Works for Mediation & Arbitration

April 2, 2018

Here’s the bottom line: ADR Systems’ Commercial Alternative Fee Program resolves your cases fast and at a much lower cost. Sound interesting? Read on. Speed Counsel can schedule a mediation or arbitration quickly, in less than 30 days. You will choose from our large panel of highly experienced neutral mediators and arbitrators who are skilled […]

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Judge Haddad Receives Award at NIU Minority Alumni Reception

Judge Haddad Receives Award at NIU Minority Alumni Reception

March 21, 2018

Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.) was honored at the Northern Illinois University (NIU) College of Law’s 15th Annual Minority Alumni Reception on February 21st. He was presented with the Excellence in Career Achievements Award for his leadership skills and distinguished record as the first Arab-American judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County. Judge Haddad […]

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Judge Brown to Participate in KCBA Mediation Panel

Judge Brown to Participate in KCBA Mediation Panel

March 20, 2018

Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, will participate in a mediation roundtable as part of the Kane County Bar Association (KCBA) 2018 Civil Practice Seminar. The panel, titled “A Mediation Autopsy: An Inside Look from All Sides,” will discuss the benefits of mediation and what makes it successful. It […]

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ADR Systems Is Now on Facebook

ADR Systems Is Now on Facebook

March 14, 2018

We are pleased to announce the launch of ADR Systems’ official Facebook page. Get first-hand tips from neutrals and discover more about programs and events. Through social media, we are providing busy attorneys more ways to connect with ADR Systems and learn about mediation and arbitration. “With social media becoming more prominent, it’s another mode […]

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Judge Brown to Participate in Third-Party Subrogation Panel

Judge Brown to Participate in Third-Party Subrogation Panel

February 27, 2018

Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.) will be speaking on a panel about third-party subrogation at the 5th Annual Workers’ Compensation Institute Conference on Thursday, March 1st. The five-person panel discussion titled, “Third-Party Subrogation – Mediation of a Workers’ Compensation Claim and Third-Party Cases,” will be from 1:45pm-2:30pm. He will speak with four other attorneys – […]

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Judge Haddad Settles $7.5 Million Wrongful Death and Negligence Case

Judge Haddad Settles $7.5 Million Wrongful Death and Negligence Case

January 31, 2018

Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, settled a $7.5 million case involving the death of an electrician who fell off an apartment balcony while installing lighting. The case was featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on December 19th, 2017. The plaintiff filed a lawsuit in May 2015 against […]

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Judge Etchingham to Present NWSBA Seminar on Mediation Submissions

Judge Etchingham to Present NWSBA Seminar on Mediation Submissions

January 19, 2018

Hon. James P. Etchingham, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, will be presenting a seminar on mediation submissions at the Northwest Suburban Bar Association’s (NWSBA) Civil Litigation event. “We’ll be discussing what constitutes an outstanding submission, how to craft it and how it can potentially impact the value of a case,” Judge Etchingham […]

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Judge Berger to Participate in Family Law Panel

Judge Berger to Participate in Family Law Panel

November 15, 2017

Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.) will be participating in a family law judges panel discussion at the 4th Annual Illinois Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) chapter conference November 17th. The conference is titled “Parenting Plans and Shared Custody: Recent Research and Implications for Family Law Professionals.” Judge Berger’s panel will be exploring to […]

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Judge Haddad Honored at Building Bridges Awards

Judge Haddad Honored at Building Bridges Awards

October 25, 2017

Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.) was honored at the second annual Building Bridges Awards on Tuesday, October 24th at the John Marshall Law School. The awards were sponsored by the Decalogue Society of Lawyers and the Arab American Bar Association of Illinois (AABAR). Judge Haddad was recognized alongside Michael Traison, vice president of the American […]

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Judge Haddad is not afraid to express an opinion about the strengths and weaknesses of a case. He does not overdo it, but is clear and forthright.  Judge Haddad's extensive trial experience gives great weight to his comments.

James W. Ford, Esq.Ford & Britton, PC
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