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A New Article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq.

A New Article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq.

October 21, 2013

A new article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq., published on September 30, 2013 in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, helps mediators design better approaches to resolve elder disputes. Entitled, “How to mediate disputes involving the elderly,” the article discusses various ways in which elder mediations differ from other types of mediation, and how counsel and mediators should approach what are often emotionally-laden issues.

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Nudelman Settles City of Dixon Embezzlement Case

Nudelman Settles City of Dixon Embezzlement Case

October 1, 2013

ADR Systems of America, LLC congratulates Judge Stuart A. Nudelman, (Ret.) for his settlement of the Dixon comptroller embezzlement case, featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on September 27, 2013. After comptroller Rita Crundwell was indicted and sentenced to 19 years in prison for embezzling $53 million dollars from the city of Dixon, Illinois, Dixon officials filed a lawsuit in Lee County Circuit Court, alleging that a bank where Crundwell deposited the money, and accounting firms that audited the city's books were negligent in failing to uncover the embezzlement.

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Haddad Speaks about Electronic Evidence at WSBA

Haddad Speaks about Electronic Evidence at WSBA

September 27, 2013

Hon. William Haddad, (Ret.) will be presenting a CLE at the West Suburban Bar Association on October 5, 2013. The topic will be electronic evidence and e-discovery, and will feature an article written by Judge Haddad: an 'Update on Presenting Electronic Evidence.'

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Haddad Speaks at CHRMS Law Day

Haddad Speaks at CHRMS Law Day

September 26, 2013

Hon. William Haddad, (Ret.) is scheduled to speak on the 'Ethics of Negotiation' at the Chicagoland Risk Management Society Law Day on October 11, 2013. Using case scenarios, the speakers will discuss the ethical dilemmas attendant to negotiating personal injury/malpractice settlements. They will answer questions such as, "Does agreeing to mediate imply a good faith obligation to negotiate?" and "How many mediations does it typically take to resolve a high value case?"

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Judge Ward Conducts Q&A on Mediation in Worker’s Compensation

Judge Ward Conducts Q&A on Mediation in Worker’s Compensation

September 18, 2013

Judge John Ward, (Ret.) is scheduled to conduct a Q&A on 'Negotiation and Mediation in Workers' Compensation' at Brice Downey & Lenkov on September 20, 2013. Taking the format of a 'hands on, how-to' discussion, the focus will be on mediation and settlement from the standpoint of a workers' compensation lienholder.

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Robins Speaks at MIT on IP for Early Stage Companies

Robins Speaks at MIT on IP for Early Stage Companies

July 25, 2013

Marty Robins, Esq., senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, is scheduled to speak at the MIT Enterprise Forum on September 17, 2013. The topic will be “Intellectual Property Boot Camp for Early Stage Companies.” Attendees will learn about various types of intellectual property (including copyright, trademark, trade secrets, and patents), fundamental differences among them, and practices likely to be of greatest value to young and growing companies.

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Kevin Sido, Esq. Speaks at Illinois Society of Professional Engineers

Kevin Sido, Esq. Speaks at Illinois Society of Professional Engineers

July 19, 2013

Contracts often mandate mediation or arbitration as alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms. What do engineers need to know and how can they use ADR to their advantage? Do professional liability insurers offer financial incentives for mediation? Is arbitration still alive? Are owners still cheering for ADR?

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Effective Mediation Strategies: A Roundtable Discussion with Ty Laurie

Effective Mediation Strategies: A Roundtable Discussion with Ty Laurie

July 19, 2013

Long time advocate of alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”), Ty Laurie of Laurie & Brennan, will be presenting "Effective Mediation Strategies" at a roundtable event at ADR Systems on July 24th. In attendance will be many of ADR Systems esteemed neutrals and members of our commercial team. Laurie, a founding partner at Laurie & Brennan, will provide his perspective as an advocate in mediation and arbitration.

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Kevin Sido, Esq. Speaks at Illinois Society of Professional Engineers

Kevin Sido, Esq. Speaks at Illinois Society of Professional Engineers

July 19, 2013

Contracts often mandate mediation or arbitration as alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) mechanisms. What do engineers need to know and how can they use ADR to their advantage? Do professional liability insurers offer financial incentives for mediation? Is arbitration still alive? Are owners still cheering for ADR?

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Bronstein Speaks at DRI Conference

Bronstein Speaks at DRI Conference

May 8, 2013

Hon. Philip L. Bronstein, (Ret.), will be speaking at a seminar, organized by the Defense Research Institute and entitled, “Retail and Hospitality Litigation and Claims Management,” in Chicago on May 17th. The topic of discussion will be: “Making the Most of Mediation – What Works and What Doesn’t.” Judge Bronstein’s presentation will discuss how defense counsel’s tactics are perceived during a mediation – what is and is not effective.

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Sido to be Panelist at 52nd Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys

Sido to be Panelist at 52nd Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys

May 3, 2013

Kevin Sido, Esq. will be speaking at the 52nd Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys on May 10, 2013, in Austin, TX as one of two panelists in a discussion entitled “How to Make Arbitration More Meaningful and Effective.” The Meeting is co-sponsored by Victor O. Schinnerer Co. and CNA Insurance. It is an annual meeting for attorneys who represent design professionals.

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Judge Burke put forth extraordinary effort to settle.  He was extremely well prepared and spent a great deal of time working with each party toward a compromise.  Thanks to Judge Burke's follow-up efforts, post-mediation was disposed of by compromise.  My client was extremely impressed with the preparation, effort and atmosphere established by Judge Burke.

Rudolf G. Schade, Jr., Esq.Partner, Cassiday Schade LLP
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