Judge Berger Featured in WBAI Member Monday Profile - ADR Systems

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Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, is featured in the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois’ Member Monday profile, highlighting her history with the organization, her career as an attorney and judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County and her passion for mentoring young women attorneys stating out in the legal profession.

“The best way to empower women is to give them business, advance them to a decision-making role and promote them in professional organizations,” Judge Berger said in the profile. “Nothing says ‘power’ like a rainmaker, one who has hiring/firing decisions or an organization President.”

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Judge Berger is an experienced civil litigator who tried cases in Criminal, Chancery, Law and Domestic Relations before serving as a judge in Cook County’s Domestic Relations Division for 19 years.  Judge Berger has been active in the legal community, including Chair of the CBA’s Fee Committee and President of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois.  She is now a senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, concentrating in family law.  Judge Berger is flexible and creative in her approach to mediation and has helped ADR Systems launch an innovative fast-track mediation program for family law cases.

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Judge Burke successfully mediated a complicated case with little chance of being resolved.  He read every word of the parties' submissions, asked astute questions, and worked hard to find a path to resolution.  Judge Burke communicated with the parties themselves - so that they felt they were important participants in working toward resolution. The case I thought was never going to settle, settled.

Robert W. Smyth, Jr., Esq.Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth