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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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Casciato Speaks at ABA Young Lawyers Teleconference

Casciato Speaks at ABA Young Lawyers Teleconference

May 1, 2013

Hon. Joseph N. Casciato (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator with ADR Systems, will be a featured speaker in the ABA Young Lawyers Division Teleconference, entitled “Improving Your Effectiveness in Mediation," on Friday, May 3, 2013.

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Hon. Stuart A. Nudelman, (Ret.) Speaks at National ADR Forum

Hon. Stuart A. Nudelman, (Ret.) Speaks at National ADR Forum

March 1, 2013

The 2013 ABA Spring Forum on alternative dispute resolution in Washington D.C. will feature Hon. Stuart Nudelman, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator with ADR Systems. The meeting kicks off on Wednesday, April 24th, with the National ADR Forum, an all-day CLE program with a keynote luncheon address by renowned mediator Kenneth Feinberg and panels of nationally recognized and prolific mediators and arbitrators.

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Hon. Philip L. Bronstein Speaks on Arbitration for Commercial Disputes: Unfulfilled Potential and a Second Chance

Hon. Philip L. Bronstein Speaks on Arbitration for Commercial Disputes: Unfulfilled Potential and a Second Chance

February 14, 2013

ADR Systems’ senior mediator and arbitrator Hon. Philip L. Bronstein, (Ret.) will join a panel of distinguished speakers to discuss how lawyers and their business clients can capitalize on the unfulfilled potential of arbitration to resolve commercial disputes. This panel will discuss how the advent of modern arbitration for commercial disputes began with much fanfare […]

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Arbitrations Should Meet Parties’ Needs

July 31, 2012

This article, written by Irving Levinson, Esq., explains why arbitration may be better than mediation to resolve a dispute. Levinson addresses the misconception that arbitration is an arduous process, emphasizing the importance of the process being carefully structured by the parties and arbitrating body to fit each sides’ needs to ensure the best possible outcome.

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Preparing Your Client for Mediation

July 27, 2012

This article, written by Hon. Richard A. Siebel (Ret.), describes how client preparation is often an overlooked yet critical step when preparing for mediation. Giving step-by-step instructions for how an attorney can best prepare his or her client for mediation, Siebel emphasizes the importance of an actively and productively engaged client for satisfactory resolution.

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Getting to Yes: The Do’s and Don’ts of Mediations

Getting to Yes: The Do’s and Don’ts of Mediations

July 18, 2012

Alex Goodrich conducts a frank discussion with an ADR Systems senior mediator and arbitrator and Plaintiff and Defense counsel. The article captures the details of this discussion and hits on topics such as the recent surge in growth and popularity of mediation as a means for settling disputed cases. Considering this trend, many professionals are changing the way that they manage their post-negotiation risk analysis. Calling on this panel of experts, Goodrich lays out what makes or breaks a successful mediation and how attorneys and their clients can most effectively utilize the mediation process.

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Parties Should Choose Their Best Mediator

June 26, 2012

This article, written by Irving Levinson, Esq., urges parties to carefully choose the neutral for any mediation. Levinson outlines which qualities parties should look for in a mediator depending on the type of dispute they are involved in, and how parties can find a mediator that is right for their dispute.

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My mediation at ADR Systems proved to be extremely successful, thanks to the professionalism of our mediator.  Judge Kelley adeptly settled a very complex case involving serious injuries.  His patience, knowledge of the case, and considerate treatment of the parties involved all contributed to reaching a settlement that both sides found acceptable.  Kudos to Judge Kelley and ADR Systems for an experience I hope soon to repeat.

Thomas P Cernek, Esq.Law Offices of Thomas P. Cernek & Associates
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