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ADR Systems Sponsors CARPLS Golden Gavel Celebration

ADR Systems Sponsors CARPLS Golden Gavel Celebration

May 7, 2014

ADR Systems is delighted to sponsor the CARPLS Golden Gavel Celebration. This event raises essential funds for CARPLS - an innovative legal aid service that offers an immediate response to the everyday legal problems confronting low-income residents of Cook County. CARPLS serves 50,000 people annually in Cook County with a wide range of legal services enabling people to represent themselves and make educated decisions regarding civil legal matters.

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A New Article by Teresa Frisbie, Esq.

A New Article by Teresa Frisbie, Esq.

April 24, 2014

A new article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq., published on April 24, 2014 in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, considers the challenges that cultural differences can pose in a mediation, particularly in the international setting.

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ADR Systems Josh Heffernan, Esq. Coaches Winning International Moot Arbitration Team

ADR Systems Josh Heffernan, Esq. Coaches Winning International Moot Arbitration Team

April 15, 2014

ADR Systems case manager Josh Heffernan, Esq. has been a coach for Loyola University Chicago's Moot Arbitration team for the last four years. This year, the team won first place at the Annual Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot, which took place in Hong Kong on April 12-17, 2014. With participating teams from 99 other law schools in 28 countries, the competition was fierce.

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A New Article by Teresa Frisbie, Esq.

A New Article by Teresa Frisbie, Esq.

April 3, 2014

A new article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq., published on April 3, 2014 in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, considers the process of how to choose a neutral mediator. Entitled, “Settlement Week offers chance to explore mediators' differing styles," the article emphasizes the necessity of choosing a mediator suited to the true underlying issues of a case, be that substantive law or an emotional dispute.

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Premediation Preparation: A Key Component to Successful Dispute Resolution

Premediation Preparation: A Key Component to Successful Dispute Resolution

February 17, 2014

This article, written by Hon. Stuart A. Nudelman (Ret.) and Jann Johnson, and published by the American Bar Association, aims to demystify the complex high-profile mediation process through an analysis of how thorough preparation can further the goal of settlement. In particular, the mediator’s ability to be an effective leader and process manager is crucial to a successful arbitration.

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ADR Systems Welcomes Gary Ropski, Esq.

February 16, 2014

ADR Systems is pleased to announce that Gary Ropski, Esq. is available as a mediator and arbitrator exclusively through ADR Systems. In addition to developing his practice as a senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, Mr. Ropski will continue his established practice as an intellectual property trial and appellate litigator at Brinks Gilson & Lione.

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Meeder Speaks at CBA Mechanics Lien Subcommittee

December 3, 2013

Gregory Meeder, Esq. is scheduled to speak to the Chicago Bar Association Mechanics Lien and Construction Subcommittee on November 4, 2013. The topic will be 'Overcoming Roadblocks to a Mediated Solution - Never Reach Impasse Again.' Mr. Meeder will highlight 57 roadblocks to a successful mediation and the tools he uses to overcome them.

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Meeder Speaks at CBA Mechanics Lien & Construction Claims Seminar

December 3, 2013

Gregory Meeder, Esq. is scheduled to speak to the Chicago Bar Association at the all-day Mechanics Lien & Construction Claims seminar on December 11, 2013. The topic will be 'Overcoming Roadblocks to a Mediated Solution - Never Reach Impasse Again.' Mr. Meeder will highlight 57 roadblocks to a successful mediation and the tools he uses to overcome them.

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Meaningful Conferences Prevent ‘Arbigation’ in Commercial Cases

Meaningful Conferences Prevent ‘Arbigation’ in Commercial Cases

November 8, 2013

This article, written by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq., describes the increasingly negative portrayal of arbitration among attorneys and their clients, who see it as a process that is not actually more efficient or economical than litigation. Frisbie details how certain tactics, especially the use of a thorough preliminary conference, can streamline the arbitration process.

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Judge Haddad is not afraid to express an opinion about the strengths and weaknesses of a case. He does not overdo it, but is clear and forthright.  Judge Haddad's extensive trial experience gives great weight to his comments.

James W. Ford, Esq.Ford & Britton, PC
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