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A Letter to Our Clients

A Letter to Our Clients

April 21, 2020

ADR Systems remains committed to serving you during this difficult time with high-quality remote options for mediation and arbitration. In just a few days in March, we went from primarily providing in-person dispute resolution to providing all dispute resolution services remotely. While we are slowly beginning to return to in-person sessions, our remote options remain […]

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Why Use ADR Systems

Why Use ADR Systems

April 15, 2020

Why do lawyers and their clients keep coming back to ADR Systems? It’s simple: ADR Systems successfully settles cases and resolves disputes. For more than 25 years, ADR Systems has provided mediation, arbitration and other dispute resolution services. Headquartered in Chicago, the company provides both in-person and a variety of remote mediation and arbitration services. […]

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ADR Systems Reinforces Security & Privacy for Videoconferencing Sessions

ADR Systems Reinforces Security & Privacy for Videoconferencing Sessions

April 13, 2020

ADR Systems is committed to ensuring the security and privacy of the remote mediations and arbitrations that we conduct: Parties in a mediation or arbitration via a Zoom videoconference will wait in a waiting room until admitted to the videoconference by its host. While Zoom account holders can forgo this feature, ADR Systems’ videoconferences will […]

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Arbitration Clause Drafting for Construction Cases

Arbitration Clause Drafting for Construction Cases

April 13, 2020

Arbitration is often the required means of dispute resolution in construction contracts.  Parties to the agreement choose arbitration because they want disputes resolved quickly, efficiently, and in a cost-effective manner.  In order to achieve those goals, it is crucial that the contract clause requiring arbitration be well-drafted.  ADR Systems’ Model Clause Language is a place […]

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Judge Casciato Settles $1.2 Million Construction Workplace Case Remotely

Judge Casciato Settles $1.2 Million Construction Workplace Case Remotely

April 2, 2020

Hon. Joseph N. Casciato, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently settled a $1.2 million personal injury case using remote videoconferencing. The case, in which a construction worker was crushed by a falling wall tile in a downtown office building, was settled last week ahead of a scheduled trial in June. “After one […]

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Judge Curcio Offers Insight on Mediation for Construction Cases

Judge Curcio Offers Insight on Mediation for Construction Cases

April 1, 2020

Construction law disputes are highly technical matters. They often involve multiple parties –property owners, contractors, design professionals, general contractors and more – and multiple claims. Mediation carries strong appeal in these disputes because attorneys and their clients can capitalize on several benefits they would not have in litigation. Time-Efficient, Cost-Effective, and Flexible In most cases, […]

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ADR Systems Neutrals Continue to Settle Cases Remotely

ADR Systems Neutrals Continue to Settle Cases Remotely

March 30, 2020

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the shelter-in-place order from the State of Illinois, ADR Systems’ neutrals have continued to resolve disputes, using remote conferencing options to work with parties wherever they are. Available for even complex, multi-party cases, ADR Systems’ remote options include CourtCall, Zoom, Skype and teleconference. “Videoconferencing software makes a virtual mediation very […]

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The Four C’s of Family Law Mediation

The Four C’s of Family Law Mediation

March 23, 2020

The mediation process is advantageous to parties involved in family law disputes for many reasons. When explaining the benefits of mediation, Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, focuses on four key areas she refers to as the “four C’s” of family law mediation. Cost-effective Mediation is substantially cheaper than […]

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Trust and Comfort in Family Law Mediations

Trust and Comfort in Family Law Mediations

March 16, 2020

Family law mediations address sensitive, contentious and personal issues in people’s private lives. It is for this reason that trust and comfort in the mediation process is essential to the success of family law mediations. “Most people come into the process a little skeptical, either because they’ve already been through litigation and found it unpleasant […]

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Health & Safety Measures at ADR Systems

Health & Safety Measures at ADR Systems

March 13, 2020

To our valued clients, With the current health and safety concerns surrounding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, ADR Systems is committed to protecting the health of our clients, employees and other visitors to our Chicago and North Shore offices. We have advised our neutrals and staff to avoid coming into the office if they […]

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Judge Gomolinski Settles $8.75 Million Transportation Case

Judge Gomolinski Settles $8.75 Million Transportation Case

February 28, 2020

Hon. William E. Gomolinski, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently settled an $8.75 million personal injury case stemming from a transportation accident. Judge Gomolinski worked tirelessly to guide the parties to a resolution, following up with them multiple times and finding their commonalities in order to reach a settlement. “As an experienced […]

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Family Law Division Expands with Two New Neutrals

Family Law Division Expands with Two New Neutrals

February 28, 2020

Amy L. Gertler, Esq. and Hon. Brian R. McKillip, (Ret.) have joined ADR Systems’ panel of senior mediators and arbitrators, focusing on dispute resolution for family law cases. They will serve in the Family Law Division alongside panelist Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.), who has practiced as a family law neutral at ADR Systems since […]

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Judge Hanlon Settles $4.725 Million Workplace Accident Case

Judge Hanlon Settles $4.725 Million Workplace Accident Case

February 24, 2020

Hon. Kay M. Hanlon, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently settled a $4.725 million personal injury case stemming from a workplace accident, where a 70-year-old man sustained a work injury which resulted in an arm amputation and eventual wrongful death due to workplace machinery. The case was a complex, multi-party dispute involving the family […]

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Judge Sutter Settles $12 Million Trust and Family-owned Business Dispute Case

Judge Sutter Settles $12 Million Trust and Family-owned Business Dispute Case

February 17, 2020

Hon. Ronald D. Sutter, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently settled a $12 million case stemming from a dispute between family members regarding a trust and family-owned business. “I have encountered a number of cases similar to this one throughout my career. Because of the business and familial dynamics at play, these […]

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Judge Haddad is not afraid to express an opinion about the strengths and weaknesses of a case. He does not overdo it, but is clear and forthright.  Judge Haddad's extensive trial experience gives great weight to his comments.

James W. Ford, Esq.Ford & Britton, PC
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