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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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Inside Arbitration: Starting Out Right

Inside Arbitration: Starting Out Right

September 21, 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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Article Outlines What Counsel Should Consider Before Filing for Arbitration

Article Outlines What Counsel Should Consider Before Filing for Arbitration

September 14, 2017

ADR Systems has recently published an article in CLM Magazine that discusses important considerations for counsel before commencing the arbitration process. The article, entitled “The Art of Arbitration,” captures the insight of several knowledgeable attorneys and arbitrators. The panel included: Anne Blume, co-managing partner, Cozen O’Connor; Kevin R. Sido, Esq., partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP […]

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ADR Systems Introduces <em>Arbitration: You Have Choices</em>

ADR Systems Introduces Arbitration: You Have Choices

September 5, 2017

ADR Systems is pleased to announce Arbitration: You Have Choices, a new brochure that helps attorneys understand the many choices they have in commercial arbitration. This guide will give attorneys a better understanding of the commercial arbitration process and their options during the process, including selecting an arbitrator, setting rules and provider guidelines and tailoring […]

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Hon. Judge Dennis J. Burke, (Ret.) Elected to ISBA Board

Hon. Judge Dennis J. Burke, (Ret.) Elected to ISBA Board

August 1, 2017

Hon. Dennis J. Burke, (Ret.) was elected to serve on the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Assembly Board for Cook County. The ISBA Assembly Board is responsible for maintaining and developing the policies for the Association. The Assembly meets twice a year and includes 203 lawyer members who are elected on a pro-rata basis from […]

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ADR Systems Welcomes Hon. Edward Washington II, (Ret.)

ADR Systems Welcomes Hon. Edward Washington II, (Ret.)

July 17, 2017

ADR Systems is pleased to announce that the Hon. Edward Washington II, (Ret.) has joined our panel of senior mediators and arbitrators. In his 30 years of legal experience, Judge Washington has served as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 corporation, a national law firm partner in litigation and a trial judge in the Cook […]

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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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Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq. to Speak at Chicago Bar Association

Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq. to Speak at Chicago Bar Association

April 18, 2017

On April 18th, 2017, Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq. will speak alongside Leonard Riskin at the Chicago Bar Association at 5:30 p.m. The interactive program, entitled, “Mindfulness and Mediation: What (if anything) do the two have in common?” will explore the impact of mindfulness on an attorney’s professional practice, increasing their conflict resolution effectiveness. Teresa F. Frisbie, […]

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ADR Systems Launches Innovative Last Minute Mediation Program

ADR Systems Launches Innovative Last Minute Mediation Program

February 21, 2017

Last minute mediation – outside of normal business hours – is now provided by ADR Systems.  Today ADR Systems launched this new and innovative program that gives clients rapid access to mediation services before trial, including: Morning from 7-9am Evening from 5-7pm Weekends “Our clients have been asking for emergency mediation services,” says Marc Becker, […]

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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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ADR Systems’ Neutrals Named in Leading Lawyers’ Top 10 for ADR

ADR Systems’ Neutrals Named in Leading Lawyers’ Top 10 for ADR

February 26, 2016

ADR Systems congratulates Hon. Michael J. Hogan, (Ret.), Hon. Clifford L. Meacham, (Ret.) and Kevin R. Sido, Esq. on being named in Leading Lawyers’ Top 10 for ADR.  Leading Lawyers is an online directory for the nation’s most prominent legal professionals.  Every year, Leading Lawyers asks thousands of attorneys which of their peers they believe represent top talent in their respective […]

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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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Get to Know our Newest Neutral: Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.)

Get to Know our Newest Neutral: Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.)

October 23, 2015

In October of 2015, ADR Systems welcomed Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) to our distinguished panel of mediators and arbitrators.  We interviewed our newest neutral to find out why he decided to become a neutral, and what advice he has to offer attorneys preparing for mediation. Judge Panter has been involved in alternative dispute resolution […]

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David Petrich, Esq.Senior Partner, Sandman, Levy & Petrich
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