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Judge Burke Honored with Service Award by IBF

Judge Burke Honored with Service Award by IBF

December 4, 2018

Hon. Dennis J. Burke, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, will receive the Distinguished Service to Law and Society Award from the Illinois Bar Foundation (IBF). “It’s an honor to receive this award,” Judge Burke said. “When you work hard in a profession, it’s a great feeling to be recognized for all the […]

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Judge Bronstein Offers Tips for Mediation Preparation

Judge Bronstein Offers Tips for Mediation Preparation

November 20, 2018

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, (Ret.), […]

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Teresa Frisbie, Esq. Honored as ACR’s Mediator of the Year

Teresa Frisbie, Esq. Honored as ACR’s Mediator of the Year

November 5, 2018

Ms. Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq., senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, was honored as the Association for Conflict Resolution’s (ACR) 2018 Mediator of the Year. The award states it was given “in recognition of her commitment and contributions to the alternative dispute resolution community, both in Chicago and across the nation, and her talent […]

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Judge Panter Presents at ABA Advanced Mediation & Advocacy Skills Institute

Judge Panter Presents at ABA Advanced Mediation & Advocacy Skills Institute

October 31, 2018

Hon. Michael R. Panter (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, presented at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) 16th Annual Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute. Judge Panter was the keynote luncheon speaker from 12:45pm – 1:45pm on Friday, October 26th. Judge Panter’s presentation was titled “Mediation: Impossible!” He spoke on effective methods in […]

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Judge Bernthal Discusses Importance of Celebrating Constitution Day

Judge Bernthal Discusses Importance of Celebrating Constitution Day

October 17, 2018

Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, published a column in the News-Gazette titled “Constitution Still has Everyday Relevance.” In celebration of Constitution Day, or Citizenship Day, on September 17th, Judge Bernthal’s column reminded the public of the importance of this holiday. “Freedom of religion, speech and the press are […]

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Judge Panter Provides Mediation Tips at AIG Presentation

Judge Panter Provides Mediation Tips at AIG Presentation

October 15, 2018

Hon. Michael R. Panter (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, presented a seminar titled “Tips for an Effective Mediation” to AIG Insurance attorneys on Thursday, October 4th. “The AIG attorneys are committed to reaching fair and efficient resolution of their cases,” Judge Panter said. “They are open to hearing ideas and new thoughts […]

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Judge Berger Presented on Lawyer Assisted Mediation at AAML Seminar

Judge Berger Presented on Lawyer Assisted Mediation at AAML Seminar

October 11, 2018

Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, participated in a panel on the merits of lawyer assisted mediations at the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Annual Columbus Day Seminar for Experienced Matrimonial Lawyers. The presentation, titled “Lawyer Assisted Mediation – It Does Work…Just Not Always,” focused on alternative dispute […]

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ADR Systems Hosts Inaugural Gender and Diversity CLE

ADR Systems Hosts Inaugural Gender and Diversity CLE

October 10, 2018

ADR Systems’ Women’s Initiative Committee hosted its first Continuing Legal Education (CLE) event, titled “Gender, Diversity and Mediation,” on October 4th. The seminar was created to educate the legal community on gender, diversity and inclusion as it relates to mediation. The CLE featured three of ADR Systems’ senior mediators and arbitrators – Hon. Helaine L. […]

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Judge Nudelman to Participate in Mediation Panel at CLM Construction Conference

Judge Nudelman to Participate in Mediation Panel at CLM Construction Conference

September 26, 2018

Hon. Stuart A. Nudelman, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, will participate in the upcoming Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Construction Conference. The session, titled “Making the Most of Mediation,” will cover pre-mediation positioning, opening sessions, statutory compromise offers and mediation preparation. The panel will also explore mediation do’s and don’ts by discussing […]

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Judge Bernthal Offers Tips on Maintaining Civility in Society

Judge Bernthal Offers Tips on Maintaining Civility in Society

September 24, 2018

Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, reinforced the need for civilized discourse in a column for this month’s News-Gazette. The column, titled “Restoring Civility in Our Society,” builds on Judge Bernthal’s previous article about civility in the legal profession and examines the need for civility in society. “Sadly, I […]

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My mediation at ADR Systems proved to be extremely successful, thanks to the professionalism of our mediator.  Judge Kelley adeptly settled a very complex case involving serious injuries.  His patience, knowledge of the case, and considerate treatment of the parties involved all contributed to reaching a settlement that both sides found acceptable.  Kudos to Judge Kelley and ADR Systems for an experience I hope soon to repeat.

Thomas P Cernek, Esq.Law Offices of Thomas P. Cernek & Associates