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Opening Comments: A Key Strategic Decision in Mediation

Opening Comments: A Key Strategic Decision in Mediation

January 28, 2019

ADR Systems has recently published an article written by Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.) and Jann Johnson on Law360 that discusses opening comments in mediation. The article, titled “Opening Comments A Key Strategic Decision In Mediation,” examines the arguments for and against using opening comments in mediation. The article also includes helpful tips for both […]

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Pre-Mediation Contact May Lead to a Successful Commercial Mediation

Pre-Mediation Contact May Lead to a Successful Commercial Mediation

September 27, 2018

Pre-mediation contact with the mediator and counsel can be an opportunity to discuss expectations in anticipation of the mediation. This contact may lower the risk of a surprise that could potentially impede a successful settlement effort. Hon. Richard J. Billik, Jr., (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, believes taking advantage of this contact […]

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More Than a Name: Who Is ADR Systems?

More Than a Name: Who Is ADR Systems?

September 10, 2018

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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Inside Arbitration: Avoiding Pitfalls

Inside Arbitration: Avoiding Pitfalls

August 22, 2018

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 not work in […]

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How to Write an Effective Mediation Submission

How to Write an Effective Mediation Submission

July 26, 2018

ADR Systems has recently published an article written by Hon. James P. Etchingham, (Ret.) and Jann Johnson in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin that summarizes the key elements of a compelling mediation submission. The article, titled “Writing an Effective Mediation Submission,” also provides attorneys with a submission checklist. The checklist lists the sections of a […]

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Personal Injury Arbitration v. Trial: Pros and Cons

Personal Injury Arbitration v. Trial: Pros and Cons

May 25, 2018

Arbitration is like a trial’s distant cousin. They both come from the same family of adjudicative procedures with an arbitrator and judge or jury rendering a decision after a hearing. Generally, the similarities in their DNA end there. We asked several personal injury litigators to share their thoughts on this topic, including Pegi McCabe, partner […]

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Why Multiparty Personal Injury Cases Are Ripe for Mediation

Why Multiparty Personal Injury Cases Are Ripe for Mediation

May 9, 2018

When a personal injury litigator faces a multiparty case, there is more of everything.  More parties, counsel, discovery, experts, time – everything is expanded. Mediation can be the best choice for settling these disputes. For insight into why mediation is effective, we consulted Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.), senior meditator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, […]

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Getting to Yes: The Do’s and Don’ts of Mediation

Getting to Yes: The Do’s and Don’ts of Mediation

April 17, 2018

The growth, popularity and success of mediation as a settlement vehicle is revolutionizing how many professionals conduct their post-negotiation risk analysis. Lawyers and their clients are successfully incorporating mediation into their resolution processes. More insurers are also embracing the value of mediation for all types of cases from simple tort to more complex commercial matters. […]

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Subrogation Made Simple: Why You Should Mediate Your Next Subrogation Case

Subrogation Made Simple: Why You Should Mediate Your Next Subrogation Case

February 6, 2018

Subrogation cases can get messy. With multiple parties and costly expert witnesses, these cases can become tedious when sent to trial. But through mediation, subrogation can be a streamlined way to resolve these otherwise messy disputes. Subrogation arises when a party is paid by their insurance company for damages, but damages can be disputed. Through […]

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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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Our mediator, Judge Hogan, was outstanding.  I was impressed with his wisdom and demeanor. Everyone was extremely professional, making counsel and clients feel comfortable.  I will use ADR Systems in the future.  Thanks for making an out-of-state lawyer feel at home!

Bruce D. Jacobs, Esq.Jacobs & Jacobs - New Haven, Connecticut
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