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Mediation Week 2014 – Finding Inspiration in Mediation

Mediation Week 2014 – Finding Inspiration in Mediation

October 16, 2014

Today for ABA Mediation Week 2014, we asked a few of our neutrals, “What is a positive or inspirational experience you have had with mediation?” Their answers describe how mediation offers parties the opportunity to better understand and reestablish relationships with the other side by encouraging them to negotiate. Hon. Philip Bronstein, (Ret.) replied that mediation […]

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Mediation Week 2014 – The Value of Mediation

Mediation Week 2014 – The Value of Mediation

October 15, 2014

Today for ABA Mediation Week 2014, we asked a few of our neutrals, “What do you think is most valuable about mediation?” Their answers emphasize how mediation offers parties much more control over the process and outcome of their dispute than in litigation.  It also offers parties the opportunity to be fully heard. Hon. Jerome Orbach, (Ret.) replied that […]

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Mediation Week 2014 – Reasons to Become a Mediator

Mediation Week 2014 – Reasons to Become a Mediator

October 14, 2014

Today for ABA Mediation Week 2014, we asked a few of our neutrals, “Why did you become a mediator?” Their answers highlight how being on the bench, and experiencing the time and emotional cost that litigation can take on all the parties involved, grew their appreciation for mediation. Hon. Philip Bronstein, (Ret.) answered that, in […]

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ADR Systems Celebrates Mediation Week 2014

ADR Systems Celebrates Mediation Week 2014

October 13, 2014

October 13 – 17, 2014 marks the fourth annual American Bar Association (ABA) Mediation Week. ABA Mediation Week is a yearly initiative that takes place every third week of October in order to recognize and promote the ever-growing field of alternative dispute resolution.  The theme for this year is  “Stories Mediator’s Tell – From Rookie to […]

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Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.) to Speak on Mediation Perspectives

Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.) to Speak on Mediation Perspectives

October 7, 2014

On October 9, 2014, Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.) is participating in a panel presentation entitled, “Mediation Perspectives.”  The panel will discuss strategies for successful mediation and pretrial settlement in both medical and non-medical cases.  Issues under discussion will include timing, venue selection, preparation, ethical considerations, and practical solutions to common roadblocks to case resolution. […]

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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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ADR Systems Participates in Race Judicata 2014!

ADR Systems Participates in Race Judicata 2014!

August 25, 2014

ADR Systems will be participating in the fundraising 5k event in support of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services – Race Judicata! The race is set for September 4th, starting at 6:30 pm on Upper Hutchinson Field in Grant Park. This year, we will have a team tent where we will be giving away free goodies and […]

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ADR Systems is Celebrating its 20th Anniversary!

ADR Systems is Celebrating its 20th Anniversary!

August 25, 2014

This year, ADR Systems is celebrating its 20th Anniversary! To commemorate the occasion, we have adopted a new logo, redesigned our website and streamlined internal processes to better serve our clients.  We have also refined our mission statement to better reflect our continued commitment to alternative dispute resolution and our clients. Our mission is to […]

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Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.)

Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.)

July 24, 2014

Former Chief Judge of Kane County, Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.) now joins ADR Systems as a senior mediator and arbitrator. Judge Brown has over 15 years of experience in settling personal injury and other civil matters.  As a mediator, he is known for his keen ability to easily connect with people and promote productive communications […]

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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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Nudelman Settles City of Dixon Embezzlement Case

Nudelman Settles City of Dixon Embezzlement Case

October 1, 2013

ADR Systems of America, LLC congratulates Judge Stuart A. Nudelman, (Ret.) for his settlement of the Dixon comptroller embezzlement case, featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on September 27, 2013. After comptroller Rita Crundwell was indicted and sentenced to 19 years in prison for embezzling $53 million dollars from the city of Dixon, Illinois, Dixon officials filed a lawsuit in Lee County Circuit Court, alleging that a bank where Crundwell deposited the money, and accounting firms that audited the city's books were negligent in failing to uncover the embezzlement.

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Hon. Stuart A. Nudelman, (Ret.) Speaks at National ADR Forum

Hon. Stuart A. Nudelman, (Ret.) Speaks at National ADR Forum

March 1, 2013

The 2013 ABA Spring Forum on alternative dispute resolution in Washington D.C. will feature Hon. Stuart Nudelman, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator with ADR Systems. The meeting kicks off on Wednesday, April 24th, with the National ADR Forum, an all-day CLE program with a keynote luncheon address by renowned mediator Kenneth Feinberg and panels of nationally recognized and prolific mediators and arbitrators.

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Faced with challenging nearly impossible dynamics,  including an uninsured,  potentially bankrupt and recalcitrant defendant, Judge Brown demonstrated a different facet, counselling litigants to see the positive side of compromising beyond their comfort zone to find catharsis in closure.

James H. Lawlor, III, Esq.Shea Law Group
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