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Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, will present at The Anatomy of Mechanics Lien Claim seminar presented by Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) on Wednesday, May 9th.

“A mechanics lien is an extraordinary remedy that gives a contractor a powerful means to enforce his or her claim for payment,” Judge Curcio said. “However, the requirements that must be met in order to enforce the lien are strictly construed, and the lien will be lost if the claimant does not comply with those requirements.”

The presentation, titled “Avoiding Mistakes that Can Get You into Trouble,” will look at gathering information from sources and clients, contract terms, work to include in the claim and identifying parties to your client’s contract.

“My presentation will provide the information that the attorney much gather before he or she can take the steps necessary to proceed with the lien claim,” Judge Curcio said. “In other words, the attorney should walk away knowing what materials he or she needs to build the client’s claim.”

Judge Curcio’s presentation will be from 8:45am – 9:45am and is approved for one hour of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit.

Hon. Clifford L. Meacham, (Ret.) and Hon. Robert J. Quinn, (Ret.), both senior mediators and arbitrators at ADR Systems, will participate in a short discussion at the same event in a session titled “A Judicial Perspective” from 11:45am – 12:00pm.

The seminar is presented by the Construction Law section of the ISBA and co-sponsored by the Real Estate Law section of the ISBA, Circuit Court of Cook County and the Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys (SOICA). It will be from 8:40am – 5:15pm on Wednesday, May 9th, on the 22nd floor of the George W. Dunne Cook County Building at 69 West Washington Street. It is approved for 6.75 hours of CLE credit.

Judge Curcio has more than 15 years of judicial experience, 11 of which were in the Chancery Division of the Cook County Circuit Court. In her last seven years on the bench, she focused on mechanics lien and construction contracts and defects. Her skills are a neutral are complimented by her knowledge of real estate transactions, business and the banking industry – all gained prior to becoming an attorney.

To view Judge Curcio’s full bio, click here.

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ADR Systems, It’s Settled.®

ADR Systems is a perfect fit for commercial disputes that would otherwise find themselves in state court. Though they may no longer have the ability to formally wield the gavel, the former judges at ADR Systems still demand the respect necessary to get parties to the table.

Sang-yul Lee, Esq.Partner, Locke Lord Edwards, LLP