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ADR Systems to Host Central Illinois Mediation Day

ADR Systems to Host Central Illinois Mediation Day

October 13, 2017

ADR Systems is hosting its first Central Illinois Mediation Day with Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator. Judge Bernthal will mediate consecutive two-hour sessions in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois on December 11th from 9:00am – 5:00pm. “The abbreviated sessions with the reduced charge give parties a chance to mediate a case that is close […]

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CBA to Host Summit Discussing Challenges in Chicago’s Legal Community

CBA to Host Summit Discussing Challenges in Chicago’s Legal Community

October 3, 2017

The Chicago Bar Association (CBA) will host a summit on the Future of the Practice of Law in Chicago on Thursday, October 5th, to discuss challenges facing the legal profession. The summit will bring together 62 committee members including lawyers from diverse practice areas, law schools, the judicial system and government service. Among the committee […]

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Hon. Lynn M. Egan, (Ret.) now at ADR Systems

Hon. Lynn M. Egan, (Ret.) now at ADR Systems

October 2, 2017

ADR Systems is pleased to announce that Hon. Lynn M. Egan, (Ret.) has joined our panel of senior mediators and arbitrators. Judge Egan has nearly 22 years of judicial experience in the Cook County Circuit Court. Hundreds of cases were transferred to her for settlement conferences. “In my time on the bench, doing voluntary pre-trial […]

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“It Must Be Somebody’s Fault”: Judge Bernthal Takes Inspiration from ADR Systems Photo

“It Must Be Somebody’s Fault”: Judge Bernthal Takes Inspiration from ADR Systems Photo

September 22, 2017

Champaign, Illinois – Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, published a column in the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette entitled, “Three disputes, three jobs well done.” In the article, Judge Bernthal references a photograph by Pierpaolo Ferrari hanging in the reception area of ADR Systems’ dispute resolution center. The photograph is a […]

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Inside Arbitration: Starting Out Right

Inside Arbitration: Starting Out Right

September 21, 2017

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 […]

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Article Outlines What Counsel Should Consider Before Filing for Arbitration

Article Outlines What Counsel Should Consider Before Filing for Arbitration

September 14, 2017

ADR Systems has recently published an article in CLM Magazine that discusses important considerations for counsel before commencing the arbitration process. The article, entitled “The Art of Arbitration,” captures the insight of several knowledgeable attorneys and arbitrators. The panel included: Anne Blume, co-managing partner, Cozen O’Connor; Kevin R. Sido, Esq., partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP […]

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ADR Systems Introduces <em>Arbitration: You Have Choices</em>

ADR Systems Introduces Arbitration: You Have Choices

September 5, 2017

ADR Systems is pleased to announce Arbitration: You Have Choices, a new brochure that helps attorneys understand the many choices they have in commercial arbitration. This guide will give attorneys a better understanding of the commercial arbitration process and their options during the process, including selecting an arbitrator, setting rules and provider guidelines and tailoring […]

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Judge Bernthal Provides Legal Insights ‘Off the Bench’

Judge Bernthal Provides Legal Insights ‘Off the Bench’

August 23, 2017

Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, is publishing a series of monthly columns, titled “Off the Bench,” in the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette. His column provides insight into legal topics and is geared toward educating the public. “My motivation is to educate non-lawyers on legal matters they may encounter but not […]

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More Than a Name: Who Is ADR Systems?

More Than a Name: Who Is ADR Systems?

August 8, 2017

When Marc Becker founded ADR Systems more than 23 years ago, the concept of dispute resolution was unknown in the Chicago legal community. It’s different today. “Thinking about mediation, arbitration and other dispute resolution processes is necessary in the life of any case,” Marc said. “At some point, every case will be decided by a […]

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Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq.: Premediation Meetings Increase Likelihood of Settling a Case

Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq.: Premediation Meetings Increase Likelihood of Settling a Case

August 2, 2017

Ms. Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq., senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, published a new article highlighting an American Bar Association (ABA) research study that shows premediation meetings or caucuses increase the likelihood of settling a case. In the article, entitled, “Lengthy ABA study suggests better way to conduct mediation,” Ms. Frisbie discusses her own […]

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I was extremely pleased with a recent mediation at ADR Systems. The mediators constitute a veritable "who's who" of top-notch practitioners and former jurists with a wealth of experience across the legal spectrum.  I strongly recommend ADR Systems for even the most complex and contentious of cases.

Hillard M. Sterling, Esq.Sterling Tech Law | Waveland Law Group, LLC