Judge Berger Appointed to IJF Board of Directors - ADR Systems

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Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, was appointed to the Illinois Judges Foundation (IJF) Board of Directors.

As part of her appointment, Judge Berger will also be chairing the bylaws committee and the executive committee of IJF.

“I am excited to serve with an esteemed group of judges; I am particularly thrilled to serve on the scholarship committee and help select deserving law students,” Judge Berger said.

According to the IJF website, as the philanthropic arm of the Illinois Judges Association, IJF funds educational, civic and scholarship projects to advance the legal profession and community. To encourage judicial participation in the legal community, IJF is composed of both current sitting judges and retired judges from the state court level in Illinois.

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Before coming to ADR Systems, Judge Berger served for 19 years as a judge in the Cook County Circuit Court’s Domestic Relations Division and the Child Protection and Juvenile Justice Department. Her high settlement rate is a testament to her innate ability to very quickly relate to people personally, even in the most difficult and emotionally charged situations.

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