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Inside Arbitration: Starting Out Right

Inside Arbitration: Starting Out Right

August 7, 2018

We sat down with Hon. Clifford L. Meacham, (Ret.) and Hon. Stuart A. Nudelman, (Ret.), senior mediators and arbitrators at ADR Systems, to discuss some of the finer points of arbitration.  Together, Judges Meacham and Nudelman have more than 60 years of experience overseeing trials and arbitrations.  They have seen what works and what does not work in […]

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Scare ‘Em or Spare ‘Em: Judge Panter to Moderate ABA TIPS Panel

Scare ‘Em or Spare ‘Em: Judge Panter to Moderate ABA TIPS Panel

August 2, 2018

Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) will moderate a panel presentation on aggressive pleadings at the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice (TIPS) Annual Meeting from 1:30pm – 3:00pm on August 2nd. The presentation, titled “Scare ‘Em or Spare ‘Em? How Aggressive Should We Get in Pleadings?” will look at the use of pleadings […]

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ADR Systems Hosts Women’s Initiative Event

ADR Systems Hosts Women’s Initiative Event

July 10, 2018

ADR Systems hosted its inaugural Women’s Initiative Event at the Chicago Yacht Club on June 27th to celebrate and promote collaboration among women in the legal community. The event highlighted several of ADR Systems’ female mediators and arbitrators. “The main purpose for this event was to share stories about how female attorneys can support one […]

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Judge Nudelman Settles Highest Birth Injury Case in Illinois for $35M

Judge Nudelman Settles Highest Birth Injury Case in Illinois for $35M

June 28, 2018

Hon. Stuart A. Nudelman, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, settled a $35 million birth injury case involving a child born with catastrophic brain injuries at an Illinois hospital. “This was a very difficult, emotionally-charged case with great attorneys representing both sides who worked very hard to resolve this tragic situation,” Judge Nudelman […]

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Judges Casciato and Hogan Settle $27.9 Million Wrongful Death Case

Judges Casciato and Hogan Settle $27.9 Million Wrongful Death Case

June 27, 2018

Hon. Joseph N. Casciato, (Ret.) and Hon. Michael J. Hogan, (Ret.), senior mediators and arbitrators at ADR Systems, settled a $27.9 million case involving a boat outing that resulted in three deaths. Judges Casciato and Hogan teamed to bring the parties to resolution. The one survivor of the incident and the estates of the three […]

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Ethics and Honesty are Vital to Mediation

Ethics and Honesty are Vital to Mediation

June 25, 2018

ADR Systems spoke with Hon. Stuart A. Nudelman, (Ret.) to discuss ethics and honesty in mediation, including the role of confidentiality. Can a mediator be too honest or not honest enough? How do you find the balance? A mediator is bound to inform the parties of the information they have been given by one side […]

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ADR Systems Opens Dates for Maintenance Mediation in Family Law Cases

ADR Systems Opens Dates for Maintenance Mediation in Family Law Cases

June 18, 2018

As family law attorneys know, starting January 1, 2019, all judgments and marital settlement agreements will be subject to a new tax code — the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.  Many couples contemplating dissolution will want to finalize their divorce before the end of the year due to tax implications.  To help parties schedule […]

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Personal Injury Arbitration v. Trial:  Pros and Cons

Personal Injury Arbitration v. Trial: Pros and Cons

May 25, 2018

Arbitration is like a trial’s distant cousin. They both come from the same family of adjudicative procedures with an arbitrator and judge or jury rendering a decision after a hearing. Generally, the similarities in their DNA end there. We asked several personal injury litigators to share their thoughts on this topic, including Pegi McCabe, partner […]

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Judge Berger Speaks at 7th Annual WBAI Domestic Relations Roundtable

Judge Berger Speaks at 7th Annual WBAI Domestic Relations Roundtable

May 23, 2018

Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, spoke at the 7th Annual Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) Domestic Relations Roundtable Seminar on May 16th. The discussion focused on changes to the child support, maintenance and removal statutes, proposed legislation impacting parenting responsibility and the impact of the Tax Reform […]

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Why Multiparty Personal Injury Cases Are Ripe for Mediation

Why Multiparty Personal Injury Cases Are Ripe for Mediation

May 9, 2018

When a personal injury litigator faces a multiparty case, there is more of everything.  More parties, counsel, discovery, experts, time – everything is expanded. Mediation can be the best choice for settling these disputes. For insight into why mediation is effective, we consulted Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.), senior meditator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, […]

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Judge Brown to Speak on Mediation Strategies at DRI Seminar

Judge Brown to Speak on Mediation Strategies at DRI Seminar

May 3, 2018

Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, will participate in an upcoming panel on mediation strategies at the Defense Research Institute (DRI). Judge Brown’s panel presentation, titled “Mediation Strategy: How to Make the Most of Your Attempt to Settle,” at the DRI’s Retail and Hospitality Litigation Seminar will be at 10:15am […]

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Judge Nudelman to Participate in CBA Corporate Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel

Judge Nudelman to Participate in CBA Corporate Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel

April 25, 2018

Hon. Stuart A. Nudelman, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, is participating in a Chicago Bar Association (CBA) seminar titled “Win, Lose or Draw: Defining What it Means to “Win” for the Corporate Litigant and Managing the Significant Case to Get the W.” The panel, “ADR vs. Traditional Litigation: Effective to Use of Mediation/Arbitration,” […]

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Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.) Joins ADR Systems

Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.) Joins ADR Systems

April 9, 2018

ADR Systems is pleased to announce that Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.) has joined our panel of senior mediators and arbitrators. Judge Curcio has more than 15 years of judicial experience, 11 of which were in the Chancery Division of the Cook County Circuit Court. “I’m looking forward to interacting with people in a way […]

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Commercial Alternative Fee Program Works for Mediation & Arbitration

Commercial Alternative Fee Program Works for Mediation & Arbitration

April 2, 2018

Here’s the bottom line: ADR Systems’ Commercial Alternative Fee Program resolves your cases fast and at a much lower cost. Sound interesting? Read on. Speed Counsel can schedule a mediation or arbitration quickly, in less than 30 days. You will choose from our large panel of highly experienced neutral mediators and arbitrators who are skilled […]

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Judge Haddad Receives Award at NIU Minority Alumni Reception

Judge Haddad Receives Award at NIU Minority Alumni Reception

March 21, 2018

Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.) was honored at the Northern Illinois University (NIU) College of Law’s 15th Annual Minority Alumni Reception on February 21st. He was presented with the Excellence in Career Achievements Award for his leadership skills and distinguished record as the first Arab-American judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County. Judge Haddad […]

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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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