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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 […]

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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 Panter to Present on Reinventing Your Legal Career at the CBA

Judge Panter to Present on Reinventing Your Legal Career at the CBA

January 8, 2016

On January 14th, 2016, Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) will speak at a webcast hosted by the Chicago Bar Association (CBA).  The webcast, entitled, “Reinventing Your Legal Career,” will explore alternative and conventional methods attorneys can use to change or advance their careers.  Judge Panter will share his legal knowledge and expertise  in a quick-fire […]

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Creativity in Mediation: A New Article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq.

Creativity in Mediation: A New Article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq.

November 3, 2015

A new article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq., published on October 26, 2015 in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, discusses the absence of creativity in the daily work lives of the legal community, and explains how mediation can fill this void.  Entitled, “In Mediation, Let Your Creative Spark Light up the Process,” the article explores […]

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Judge Panter Presents on ADR to China Ministry of Justice Officials

Judge Panter Presents on ADR to China Ministry of Justice Officials

October 26, 2015

On October 29th, 2015, Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) will be presenting before 20 officials from the China Ministry of Justice.  Hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Judge Panter will provide an overview of the U.S. ADR industry at the federal and state level.  He also will explore the benefits of ADR when […]

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Get to Know our Newest Neutral: Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.)

Get to Know our Newest Neutral: Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.)

October 23, 2015

In October of 2015, ADR Systems welcomed Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) to our distinguished panel of mediators and arbitrators.  We interviewed our newest neutral to find out why he decided to become a neutral, and what advice he has to offer attorneys preparing for mediation. Judge Panter has been involved in alternative dispute resolution […]

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ADR Systems Debuts <em>Mediation: What To Expect</em>

ADR Systems Debuts Mediation: What To Expect

October 13, 2015

In celebration of National Mediation Week, ADR Systems is pleased to introduce Mediation: What to Expect, a new brochure for attorneys who want an easier way to explain the mediation process to their clients. This comprehensive guide will help you walk your clients through every step of the mediation process. Click here to view a digital […]

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Top Five Tips for Attorneys Preparing for Mediation: A Mediator’s Perspective

Top Five Tips for Attorneys Preparing for Mediation: A Mediator’s Perspective

October 12, 2015

It is no secret that choosing the right ADR provider and mediator can make all the difference in the outcome of your dispute.  However, developing a sound strategy before entering the mediation process is just as important in determining the outcome of your case and your client’s overall satisfaction. We asked Hon. Philip L. Bronstein, […]

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Thanks to ADR Systems and its mediators, plaintiff and defense attorneys and insurance companies clearly recognized that it was prudent to settle the case for its value and avoid the expenditures and time associated with court.

Paul Wolf, Esq.Senior Partner, Mitchell Hoffman & Wolf LLC
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