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Judge Bernthal Reflects on the People Under the Robes in New Column

Judge Bernthal Reflects on the People Under the Robes in New Column

January 11, 2018

In his latest News-Gazette column, “Beneath the robes are real people,” Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.) expresses the importance of seeing jurists as people. “Beneath the robes are real people who care about other people,” he said. A story about John Roberts, chief justice of the United States, served as inspiration for the column. As […]

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Judge Bernthal Sheds Light on the First Amendment in New Column

Judge Bernthal Sheds Light on the First Amendment in New Column

December 14, 2017

Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.), a senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, provided insight into the First Amendment’s protection of speech in his latest column titled, “Government Action and the First Amendment.” Judge Bernthal had noticed that many people misunderstood what constituted protected speech in relation to the recent National Football League (NFL) protests […]

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Inside Arbitration: Avoiding Pitfalls

Inside Arbitration: Avoiding Pitfalls

December 12, 2017

We sat down with Hon. Clifford L. Meacham, (Ret.) and Hon. Stuart A. Nudelman, (Ret.), senior mediators and arbitrators at ADR Systems, to discuss some of the finer points of arbitration.  Together, Judges Meacham and Nudelman have more than 60 years of experience overseeing trials and arbitrations.  They have seen what works and what does […]

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Judge Bernthal Reflects on Naturalization Ceremonies in Latest Column

Judge Bernthal Reflects on Naturalization Ceremonies in Latest Column

November 16, 2017

Champaign, Illinois – Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.) discussed his experience presiding over naturalization ceremonies as a judge in the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette titled, “Fond memories of naturalization ceremonies.” In November’s “Off the Bench” column, Judge Bernthal reminisced about his judicial career and the emotions associated with welcoming new citizens to the United States. The former […]

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New Alternative Fee Program for ISBA Members

New Alternative Fee Program for ISBA Members

October 16, 2017

Have you ever had a case where the cost to litigate was likely to exceed the amount in dispute? When this occurs, the best approach is to work with opposing counsel to settle the case. However, these “smaller” cases may not be easy to resolve. To help lawyers and their clients dispose of these cases […]

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Inside Arbitration: Starting Out Right

Inside Arbitration: Starting Out Right

September 21, 2017

We sat down with Hon. Clifford L. Meacham, (Ret.) and Hon. Stuart A. Nudelman, (Ret.), senior mediators and arbitrators at ADR Systems, to discuss some of the finer points of arbitration.  Together, Judges Meacham and Nudelman have more than 60 years of experience overseeing trials and arbitrations.  They have seen what works and what does […]

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Article Outlines What Counsel Should Consider Before Filing for Arbitration

Article Outlines What Counsel Should Consider Before Filing for Arbitration

September 14, 2017

ADR Systems has recently published an article in CLM Magazine that discusses important considerations for counsel before commencing the arbitration process. The article, entitled “The Art of Arbitration,” captures the insight of several knowledgeable attorneys and arbitrators. The panel included: Anne Blume, co-managing partner, Cozen O’Connor; Kevin R. Sido, Esq., partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP […]

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More Than a Name: Who Is ADR Systems?

More Than a Name: Who Is ADR Systems?

August 8, 2017

When Marc Becker founded ADR Systems more than 23 years ago, the concept of dispute resolution was unknown in the Chicago legal community. It’s different today. “Thinking about mediation, arbitration and other dispute resolution processes is necessary in the life of any case,” Marc said. “At some point, every case will be decided by a […]

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Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq.: Premediation Meetings Increase Likelihood of Settling a Case

Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq.: Premediation Meetings Increase Likelihood of Settling a Case

August 2, 2017

Ms. Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq., senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, published a new article highlighting an American Bar Association (ABA) research study that shows premediation meetings or caucuses increase the likelihood of settling a case. In the article, entitled, “Lengthy ABA study suggests better way to conduct mediation,” Ms. Frisbie discusses her own […]

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ABA Mediation Week: Judge Bernthal Makes the Case for Mediation

ABA Mediation Week: Judge Bernthal Makes the Case for Mediation

October 11, 2016

As a prelude to the American Bar Associations’ national Mediation Week, celebrated the third week in October, the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette ran an article by ADR Systems’ senior mediator and arbitrator, Hon. David G. Bernthal.  The article, published October 9, 2016, was titled, “Progress Made in Effectiveness of Mediation,”  It offered a brief  retrospective look back […]

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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