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Judge Bernthal Discusses Challenges Facing Pro Se Litigants

Judge Bernthal Discusses Challenges Facing Pro Se Litigants

July 17, 2018

Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, discussed challenges facing pro se litigants in his most recent column in the News-Gazette. The column, titled “Pro Se Litigants Face Several Challenges,” examines issues surrounding litigants appearing in court on their own behalf. While this is more common in civil cases, things […]

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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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Judge Bernthal Discusses the Significance of Law Day in Latest Column

Judge Bernthal Discusses the Significance of Law Day in Latest Column

May 15, 2018

Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, published a column titled “Understanding the Significance of Law Day” in the News-Gazette. The theme for this year’s Law Day, celebrated on May 1st, was “Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom.” The focus this year was on the three branches of government – […]

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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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Judge Bernthal Explores Importance of Free Press and Independent Judiciary

Judge Bernthal Explores Importance of Free Press and Independent Judiciary

April 13, 2018

Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, published a column titled “Importance of Free Press, Independent Judiciary” in the News-Gazette. In the column, Judge Bernthal discusses the protection of the press and judiciary as two of the most important aspects of democracy. Foreseen as a societal “watchdog,” he explained that […]

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Work It Out: Judge Bernthal Draws Inspiration from The Beatles in New Column

Work It Out: Judge Bernthal Draws Inspiration from The Beatles in New Column

February 19, 2018

Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, was inspired by the Beatles 1965 hit “We Can Work It Out,” for his monthly column in the News-Gazette. “The Beatles remind us that ‘Life is very short, and there’s no time for fussing and fighting,’” Judge Bernthal said. “We know we’ll have […]

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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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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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Judge F. Keith Brown did a great job settling a very tough, complicated multi-party case that involved both personal injury and commercial matters.  ADR Systems is our first and best choice for alternative dispute resolution.  This is because of the quality and effectiveness of their neutrals, and the terrific service supplied by their staff.

Glen Amundsen, Esq.Chairman - Executive Committee, SmithAmundsen, LLC