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ADR Systems Releases Two New Videos on Mediation

ADR Systems Releases Two New Videos on Mediation

March 26, 2019

ADR Systems has released two videos to provide insights from several of our senior mediators and arbitrators about the finer points of mediation. Mediation Benefits features Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.), Hon. Joseph N. Casciato, (Ret.) and Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.). In the video, they discuss the benefits of mediation that could be overlooked […]

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Judge Brown to Speak at NRRDA Annual Conference

Judge Brown to Speak at NRRDA Annual Conference

March 7, 2019

Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, will be presenting on collaborative defenses among defendants at the upcoming National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA) annual conference. The panel presentation, titled “He Said, She Said…How About We Said? Exploring Options for Collaborative Defense Among Defendants,” will be from 12:30pm – […]

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Retired Judge Brings Decades of Experience to ADR Systems

Retired Judge Brings Decades of Experience to ADR Systems

March 4, 2019

ADR Systems is delighted to announce Hon. Thomas R. Allen, (Ret.) has joined our panel of senior mediators and arbitrators. Judge Allen has 40 years of legal experience, having served most of his judicial career in the Circuit Court of Cook County’s Chancery Division. “My long tenure as a litigator and a judge has put […]

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Mr. Sido Named in Leading Lawyer’s Top 10 for Construction ADR

Mr. Sido Named in Leading Lawyer’s Top 10 for Construction ADR

February 26, 2019

Kevin R. Sido, Esq. has been named one of the Top 10 ADR construction attorneys in Illinois for real estate, environmental and construction law by Leading Lawyers Magazine. In addition to his work as an attorney, Mr. Sido is also a neutral at ADR Systems. This is not Mr. Sido’s first time being recognized by […]

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Former Cook County Judge Brings Personal Touch to ADR Systems

Former Cook County Judge Brings Personal Touch to ADR Systems

February 18, 2019

ADR Systems is pleased to announce Hon. Kay M. Hanlon, (Ret.) has joined our panel of senior mediators and arbitrators. Judge Hanlon has 14 years of judicial experience in the Cook County Circuit Court, serving in the First and Third Municipal Districts and later the Law Division. “As a judge, I loved the challenge of […]

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Veteran DuPage County Judge Brings Wealth of Experience to ADR Systems

Veteran DuPage County Judge Brings Wealth of Experience to ADR Systems

February 4, 2019

ADR Systems is excited to announce that Hon. Ronald D. Sutter, (Ret.) has joined our panel of senior mediators and arbitrators. Judge Sutter has 15 years of judicial experience in the DuPage County Circuit Court and was the presiding judge of the Law Division. “ADR Systems is the premiere alternative dispute resolution provider in the […]

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Opening Comments: A Key Strategic Decision in Mediation

Opening Comments: A Key Strategic Decision in Mediation

January 28, 2019

ADR Systems has recently published an article written by Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.) and Jann Johnson on Law360 that discusses opening comments in mediation. The article, titled “Opening Comments A Key Strategic Decision In Mediation,” examines the arguments for and against using opening comments in mediation. The article also includes helpful tips for both […]

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Judge Curcio to Present on Mechanics Lien Claims at CBA Seminar

Judge Curcio to Present on Mechanics Lien Claims at CBA Seminar

January 23, 2019

Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.) will present at the Chicago Bar Association’s (CBA) Mechanics Liens and Construction Claims seminar on Thursday, March 28th. The presentation, titled “Effective Resolution of Mechanics Lien Claims,” will be from 4:00pm – 4:45pm. It will examine how mediation can help serve clients with mechanics lien claims. “Mechanics lien cases often […]

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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 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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With Judge Ward's assistance, we were able to obtain an amicable resolution of the case.  Just as when he was sitting on the bench, Judge Ward showed understanding, temperance and intelligence in addressing the issues.  Settlement was fair and adequate the nature and extent of injury.  I would not hesitate to use ADR Systems’ assistance in the future.

Ronald J. Gold, Esq.Law Office of Baltazar Mendoza
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