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Judge Hogan: The Benefits of a Remote Session Support Team

Judge Hogan: The Benefits of a Remote Session Support Team

October 27, 2020

I have been a senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems for almost fifteen years. Before March, I conducted sessions in person at ADR Systems’ downtown office. But suddenly, like all of my colleagues, I had to adjust my practice and embrace a new normal: mediating and arbitrating the majority of our cases through virtual […]

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Judge Hanlon Advises Young Lawyers about Wellness Practices in CBA Webcast Segment

Judge Hanlon Advises Young Lawyers about Wellness Practices in CBA Webcast Segment

October 14, 2020

Hon. Kay M. Hanlon, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently shared advice with young lawyers about personal and professional well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic as a segment guest on the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section’s Talk Legal webcast. The segment was hosted by Micah T. Reeves, Esq., Kralovec, Jambois & Shwartz. […]

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Judge Curcio to Participate in Chicago Bar Association Civil Practice Committee Panel

Judge Curcio to Participate in Chicago Bar Association Civil Practice Committee Panel

October 12, 2020

Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, will participate in a panel discussion concerning discovery and arbitration during the coronavirus pandemic. The panel will be conducted over Zoom during the Chicago Bar Association’s Civil Practice Committee meeting on Tuesday, October 13th. “I think that the pandemic has had less of […]

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ADR Systems Neutrals Present New CLE on Best Practices for Remote Mediation

ADR Systems Neutrals Present New CLE on Best Practices for Remote Mediation

October 1, 2020

Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.), Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.) and Hon. Ronald D. Sutter, (Ret.), senior mediators and arbitrators at ADR Systems, led a new CLE presentation titled Best Practices for Remote Mediation for the Chicago Bar Association’s ADR Committee on October 1st. The presentation was moderated by Ashley Rafael, Esq., Midway Moving & […]

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Judge Gomolinski Settles $16 Million Motorcycle Injury Case

Judge Gomolinski Settles $16 Million Motorcycle Injury Case

September 17, 2020

Hon. William E. Gomonlinski, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently settled a $16 million personal injury case, the highest amputation settlement on record in Lake County. The dispute involved a 2018 motorcycle crash in which the plaintiff sustained severe injuries and underwent a below-the-knee leg amputation. “The keys to settling an emotional […]

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ADR Systems Pretrial Program Offers Avenue for Mandatory Pretrial Conferences

ADR Systems Pretrial Program Offers Avenue for Mandatory Pretrial Conferences

September 11, 2020

When the Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County mandated pretrial conferences and mediation by agreement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ADR Systems became Chicago’s largest virtual courthouse. Under the Law Division’s mandate, cases that had a jury trial date on or after March 17, 2020 are now subject to a mandatory pretrial […]

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Tri-panel Arbitration: A Time When Three Heads Can Be Better Than One

Tri-panel Arbitration: A Time When Three Heads Can Be Better Than One

August 20, 2020

In tri-panel arbitrations, there are two party arbitrators and a neutral arbitrator. Like a jury, the three arbitrators are required to deliberate and act together, and this gives a good likelihood of a fair result. Last summer, Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, wrote an article about tri-panel arbitrations […]

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Women’s Initiative Committee Hosts Virtual Happy Hour and Networking Discussion for Women Attorneys

Women’s Initiative Committee Hosts Virtual Happy Hour and Networking Discussion for Women Attorneys

August 18, 2020

Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.), Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.), Amy L. Gertler, Esq., Hon. Kay M. Hanlon, (Ret.) and Hon. Brigid M. McGrath, (Ret.), senior mediators and arbitrators at ADR Systems, hosted the Women’s Initiative Committee’s  Virtual Happy Hour & Networking Discussion on Aug. 13th. The event provided attendees an opportunity to network with peers and exchange ideas about […]

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Evaluating a Case for ADR Systems’ Personal Injury Settlement Program

Evaluating a Case for ADR Systems’ Personal Injury Settlement Program

August 12, 2020

Insurance providers and plaintiffs can mediate 10 to 15 cases in a single day at a reduced rate with ADR Systems’ Personal Injury Settlement Program.  Settlement Program cases can be mediated in person or through remote videoconferencing options, and they often share several commonalities. The Type and Extent of the Injury is Important Settlement Program […]

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Remote Dispute Resolution is Here to Stay as Work Life Changes

Remote Dispute Resolution is Here to Stay as Work Life Changes

July 31, 2020

Hon. Brigid M. McGrath, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, along with Michael Koss, ADR Systems’ Business Development & Marketing Assistant, recently wrote an article for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin titled “Remote dispute resolution is here to stay as work life changes.” At the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, alternative dispute resolution […]

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Judge Haddad presented with Mentorship Award by Northwest Suburban Bar Association

Judge Haddad presented with Mentorship Award by Northwest Suburban Bar Association

July 30, 2020

Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, was presented with the Mentorship Award by the Northwest Suburban Bar Association. The award recognizes lawyers with an extraordinary record of service as a mentor in the legal community. “I’m very proud of mentoring lawyers; it’s a reward of being in the profession […]

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I had another first-class service from a first-class organization. We had a very good arbitration experience with Judge Ward.  He was a terrific arbitrator who patiently listened and made all parties feel important, including my client.  And after the arbitration, Judge Ward wrote a thoughtful ruling. Thank you again – ADR Systems is the best!

Alex SukhmanSUKHMAN | YAGODA
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