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Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) to Speak at the 2016 Women’s Initiative Program

Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) to Speak at the 2016 Women’s Initiative Program

October 13, 2016

On October 27th, 2016, Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) will speak at the 2016 Women’s Initiative Program for ALFA International at The Loews Chicago. The seminar, entitled, “A Woman’s Place: Getting Into The First Chair,” will offer guidance on how women can be deliberate and vigilant in claiming their spot in the legal industry. This event […]

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Judge Panter Frequent Guest Speaker at Chicago Law Firms

Judge Panter Frequent Guest Speaker at Chicago Law Firms

October 7, 2016

Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) has been invited to be a guest presenter at several  law firms in the past few weeks. Judge Panter presented a variety of topics including “Analysis of Injury Trial Reports” at Pretzel & Stouffer Chtd. on September 13th, “Jury Verdict Review” at Donahue, Brown, Mathewson & Smyth on September 15th […]

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Judge Durkin Settles Complex Insurance Coverage Issues in Multidistrict Class Actions

Judge Durkin Settles Complex Insurance Coverage Issues in Multidistrict Class Actions

October 6, 2016

ADR Systems’ longest serving mediator and arbitrator, Hon. Thomas P. Durkin, (Ret), successfully mediated the insurance aspects of class actions that the parties never thought would settle.  The mediation involved class actions in many different districts of the country, joined by Multidistrict Litigation Rules in Charleston, South Carolina.  There were tens of thousands of claimants […]

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Get to Know our Newest Neutral:  Judge Helaine Berger

Get to Know our Newest Neutral: Judge Helaine Berger

September 30, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.) has joined ADR Systems’ distinguished panel of mediators and arbitrators.  Judge Berger will concentrate in family law.  She served for 18 years as a judge in the Cook County Circuit Court’s Domestic Relations Division and the Child Protection and Juvenile Justice Department. Her high […]

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Judge Haddad Settles High-Profile Lawsuit

Judge Haddad Settles High-Profile Lawsuit

May 12, 2016

ADR Systems congratulates Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.) for recently settling a difficult, high-profile case that was spotlighted in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The case involved a plaintiff who was sexually abused by a man she met through a popular online dating service.  The victim claimed that the dating service was negligent in their failure […]

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Judge Brown to Present at IICLE

Judge Brown to Present at IICLE

May 10, 2016

On June 3rd, 2016, Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.) will present at the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s (IICLE) program, “21st Century Advocacy: The Psychology of Persuasion.” This program will examine how attorneys can effectively incorporate persuasion tactics into their practice.  Judge Brown will speak specifically on the benefits of alternative dispute resolution and […]

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Judge Burke to Present at AAJ’s 2016 Annual Convention

Judge Burke to Present at AAJ’s 2016 Annual Convention

May 3, 2016

On July 24th, 2016, Hon. Dennis J. Burke, (Ret.) will present at the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) 2016 Annual Convention.  This year’s convention will take place in Los Angeles and cover a range of topics that will be presented by some of the legal industry’s most prominent leaders. Judge Burke will be presenting on how […]

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Judge Haddad Receives the CBA’s Vanguard Award

Judge Haddad Receives the CBA’s Vanguard Award

March 17, 2016

ADR Systems congratulates Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.) for receiving the Chicago Bar Association’s (CBA) Vanguard Award.  The Vanguard Awards were established in 1998 to honor individuals and institutions who have made both justice and the legal profession more accessible to the Chicago community.  The reception will take place on April 20th, 2016 at the Standard Club.  […]

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ADR Systems’ Neutrals Named in Leading Lawyers’ Top 10 for ADR

ADR Systems’ Neutrals Named in Leading Lawyers’ Top 10 for ADR

February 26, 2016

ADR Systems congratulates Hon. Michael J. Hogan, (Ret.), Hon. Clifford L. Meacham, (Ret.) and Kevin R. Sido, Esq. on being named in Leading Lawyers’ Top 10 for ADR.  Leading Lawyers is an online directory for the nation’s most prominent legal professionals.  Every year, Leading Lawyers asks thousands of attorneys which of their peers they believe represent top talent in their respective […]

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15th Annual International Mediation Tournament

15th Annual International Mediation Tournament

February 9, 2016

On March 8th, 2016, Loyola University Chicago’s Dispute Resolution Program and the InterNational Academy of Dispute Resolution (INADR) will co-sponsor the 15th Annual International Law School Mediation Tournament.  More than 400 participants from around the world will gather at Loyola’s Philip H. Corboy Law Center to compete in a four-day mediation skills tournament designed to challenge students international […]

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The Benefits of Pre-Mediation and Post-Mediation Contact in Commercial Mediation

The Benefits of Pre-Mediation and Post-Mediation Contact in Commercial Mediation

February 5, 2016

Parties may be able to more effectively mediate their commercial case when they take full advantage of pre-mediation and post-mediation contact. Communicating with the mediator before or after the mediation may not be utilized in all sessions, but it can greatly contribute to the success of a mediation.  Pre-mediation contact sets expectations, and lowers the […]

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Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) to Speak at Wilson Elser

Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) to Speak at Wilson Elser

February 4, 2016

On March 2nd, 2016, Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) will speak at a Lunch and Learn that will be held at Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP.  Judge Panter will give insight into a number of topics ranging from how judges deal with attorneys in the court room to tips for preparing for trial and […]

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“Judge Lawler did a tremendous job as our mediator. His work ethic, intelligence and calm demeanor helped us reach a settlement.  He is an excellent addition to the panel of neutrals at ADR Systems.”

John P. Scanlon, Esq.Healy Scanlon Law Firm
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