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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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Judge Berger to Participate in Family Law Panel

Judge Berger to Participate in Family Law Panel

November 15, 2017

Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.) will be participating in a family law judges panel discussion at the 4th Annual Illinois Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) chapter conference November 17th. The conference is titled “Parenting Plans and Shared Custody: Recent Research and Implications for Family Law Professionals.” Judge Berger’s panel will be exploring to […]

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Judge Bronstein Offers Tips for Mediation Preparation

Judge Bronstein Offers Tips for Mediation Preparation

November 9, 2017

It is no secret that choosing the right ADR provider and mediator can make all the difference in the outcome of your dispute.  However, developing a sound strategy before entering the mediation process is just as important in determining the outcome of your case and your client’s overall satisfaction. We asked Hon. Philip L. Bronstein, […]

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Judge Egan to Present Free CLE on Judicial Discretion in Jury Selection

Judge Egan to Present Free CLE on Judicial Discretion in Jury Selection

November 2, 2017

Hon. Lynn M. Egan, (Ret.) will present “Facing the Unknown: Judicial Discretion During Jury Selection” as part of her monthly lunchtime seminar series. “This seminar demonstrates the different jury selection methods used by four judges who are newly assigned to the jury section and preside over some of the most complex cases in the Law […]

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Judge Haddad Honored at Building Bridges Awards

Judge Haddad Honored at Building Bridges Awards

October 25, 2017

Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.) was honored at the second annual Building Bridges Awards on Tuesday, October 24th at the John Marshall Law School. The awards were sponsored by the Decalogue Society of Lawyers and the Arab American Bar Association of Illinois (AABAR). Judge Haddad was recognized alongside Michael Traison, vice president of the American […]

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Judge Bernthal: Tip for a Successful Mediation

Judge Bernthal: Tip for a Successful Mediation

October 18, 2017

In celebration of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) National Mediation Week, we are asking three of our senior mediators and arbitrators to provide their most important tips for a successful mediation. Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.): “Attorneys need to prepare their client as to the procedure and what to expect in the mediation. The attorney […]

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ADR Systems Debuts Mini Mediation Brochure

ADR Systems Debuts Mini Mediation Brochure

October 17, 2017

In celebration of National Mediation Week, ADR Systems is pleased to announce a miniature version of the brochure Mediation: What to Expect. This guide provides attorneys an easier way to explain mediation to their clients. The smaller brochure details the basics of mediation, the role of the mediator and outlines what happens before, during and […]

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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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Judge Washington to Participate in Mediation Roundtable

Judge Washington to Participate in Mediation Roundtable

October 16, 2017

Hon. Edward Washington II, (Ret.) will be participating in a roundtable discussion at the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) on hot topics in mediation. “This is an excellent opportunity for attorneys to hear first-hand accounts about mediation from a retired judge’s perspective,” Judge Washington said. Judge Washington will be participating in the final panel session […]

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ADR Systems to Host Central Illinois Mediation Day

ADR Systems to Host Central Illinois Mediation Day

October 13, 2017

ADR Systems is hosting its first Central Illinois Mediation Day with Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator. Judge Bernthal will mediate consecutive two-hour sessions in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois on December 11th from 9:00am – 5:00pm. “The abbreviated sessions with the reduced charge give parties a chance to mediate a case that is close […]

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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