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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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Roselyn L. Friedman, Esq. Speaks at Botanic Garden Annual Donor Seminar

November 8, 2013

Roselyn L. Friedman, Esq. was the speaker for the Botanic Garden Donors Seminar on November 6, 2013. Her presentation on, 'Using Mediation in Estate Planning to Preserve Family Relationships,' highlighted the use of mediation and facilitation, not only to resolve existing estate and trust disputes but also to avoid conflict by addressing possible issues early in the estate planning process.

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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 Burke is an excellent mediator.  He has one of the best demeanors of any judge I have appeared before in court.  He is also one of the most knowledgeable mediators as well.  His background provides him with an innate ability to spot the issues early on.  He works hard to get it done.  I would not hesitate for a second to use him again.

Mark Bazzanella, Esq.Mark Bazzanella Law Offices
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