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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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Judge Berger to Speak at WBAI Sixth Annual Domestic Relations Roundtable

Judge Berger to Speak at WBAI Sixth Annual Domestic Relations Roundtable

May 16, 2017

On Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 from 2:30pm-4:30pm, Hon.Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.) will speak at the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois’ Sixth Annual Domestic Relations Roundtable. The presentation, entitled, “Complex Issues and Out of the Box Solutions for the Intermediate Family Law Practitioner,” will explore the different strategies for approaching and participating in a successful family law […]

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Get to Know our Newest Neutral:  Judge Helaine Berger

Get to Know our Newest Neutral: Judge Helaine Berger

September 30, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.) has joined ADR Systems’ distinguished panel of mediators and arbitrators.  Judge Berger will concentrate in family law.  She served for 18 years as a judge in the Cook County Circuit Court’s Domestic Relations Division and the Child Protection and Juvenile Justice Department. Her high […]

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Judge Haddad Settles High-Profile Lawsuit

Judge Haddad Settles High-Profile Lawsuit

May 12, 2016

ADR Systems congratulates Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.) for recently settling a difficult, high-profile case that was spotlighted in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The case involved a plaintiff who was sexually abused by a man she met through a popular online dating service.  The victim claimed that the dating service was negligent in their failure […]

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The Benefits of Pre-Mediation and Post-Mediation Contact in Commercial Mediation

The Benefits of Pre-Mediation and Post-Mediation Contact in Commercial Mediation

February 5, 2016

Parties may be able to more effectively mediate their commercial case when they take full advantage of pre-mediation and post-mediation contact. Communicating with the mediator before or after the mediation may not be utilized in all sessions, but it can greatly contribute to the success of a mediation.  Pre-mediation contact sets expectations, and lowers the […]

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A New Article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq.

A New Article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq.

August 7, 2015

A new article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq., published on June 3, 2015 in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, discusses how our instinctive reaction to unfairness can negatively impact negotiations, and offers tips for mitigating these cognitive biases.  Entitled, “Decision-making in negotiations and handling the reaction to unfairness,” the article explains how negotiations can be […]

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ADR Systems’ New Facilities Featured in Chicago Lawyer Magazine

ADR Systems’ New Facilities Featured in Chicago Lawyer Magazine

May 5, 2015

ADR Systems is pleased to announce that our new facilities on the 28th floor were featured in the May issue of Chicago Lawyer magazine.  The article highlighted ADR Systems’ steady growth over the last 20 years, and our continued legacy as the Midwest’s largest alternative dispute resolution service provider. ADR Systems expanded its facilities to the 28th […]

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A New Article by Teresa Frisbie, Esq.

A New Article by Teresa Frisbie, Esq.

September 3, 2014

A new article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq., published August 21st, 2014 in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, discusses the findings of a recent research article that suggests that lawyers and their clients are still disproportionately choosing men to act as their mediators and arbitrators. Entitled, “Correcting the neutral selection bias,” the article gives a detailed […]

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Article on Marc Becker & ADR Systems, Daily Law Bulletin

August 26, 2014

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin featured a front page story about Marc Becker and ADR Systems on August 25, 2014.  The article highlights ADR Systems 20 years of history and continued success.  For more detailed information about ADR Systems story, read Our Story.

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A New Article by Teresa Frisbie, Esq.

A New Article by Teresa Frisbie, Esq.

April 24, 2014

A new article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq., published on April 24, 2014 in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, considers the challenges that cultural differences can pose in a mediation, particularly in the international setting.

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A New Article by Teresa Frisbie, Esq.

A New Article by Teresa Frisbie, Esq.

April 3, 2014

A new article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq., published on April 3, 2014 in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, considers the process of how to choose a neutral mediator. Entitled, “Settlement Week offers chance to explore mediators' differing styles," the article emphasizes the necessity of choosing a mediator suited to the true underlying issues of a case, be that substantive law or an emotional dispute.

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Premediation Preparation: A Key Component to Successful Dispute Resolution

Premediation Preparation: A Key Component to Successful Dispute Resolution

February 17, 2014

This article, written by Hon. Stuart A. Nudelman (Ret.) and Jann Johnson, and published by the American Bar Association, aims to demystify the complex high-profile mediation process through an analysis of how thorough preparation can further the goal of settlement. In particular, the mediator’s ability to be an effective leader and process manager is crucial to a successful arbitration.

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Meaningful Conferences Prevent ‘Arbigation’ in Commercial Cases

Meaningful Conferences Prevent ‘Arbigation’ in Commercial Cases

November 8, 2013

This article, written by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq., describes the increasingly negative portrayal of arbitration among attorneys and their clients, who see it as a process that is not actually more efficient or economical than litigation. Frisbie details how certain tactics, especially the use of a thorough preliminary conference, can streamline the arbitration process.

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A New Article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq.

A New Article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq.

October 21, 2013

A new article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq., published on September 30, 2013 in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, helps mediators design better approaches to resolve elder disputes. Entitled, “How to mediate disputes involving the elderly,” the article discusses various ways in which elder mediations differ from other types of mediation, and how counsel and mediators should approach what are often emotionally-laden issues.

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I was very impressed with the quality, ability and professionalism of your retired judges.  ADR Systems and its panel of neutrals got it done.

Michael L. Handley, Esq.Trial Attorney IV, Nationwide Trial Division
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