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Personal Injury Arbitration v. Trial:  Pros and Cons

Personal Injury Arbitration v. Trial: Pros and Cons

May 25, 2018

Arbitration is like a trial’s distant cousin. They both come from the same family of adjudicative procedures with an arbitrator and judge or jury rendering a decision after a hearing. Generally, the similarities in their DNA end there. We asked several personal injury litigators to share their thoughts on this topic, including Pegi McCabe, partner […]

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Judge Berger Speaks at 7th Annual WBAI Domestic Relations Roundtable

Judge Berger Speaks at 7th Annual WBAI Domestic Relations Roundtable

May 23, 2018

Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, spoke at the 7th Annual Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) Domestic Relations Roundtable Seminar on May 16th. The discussion focused on changes to the child support, maintenance and removal statutes, proposed legislation impacting parenting responsibility and the impact of the Tax Reform […]

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Judge Bernthal Discusses the Significance of Law Day in Latest Column

Judge Bernthal Discusses the Significance of Law Day in Latest Column

May 15, 2018

Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, published a column titled “Understanding the Significance of Law Day” in the News-Gazette. The theme for this year’s Law Day, celebrated on May 1st, was “Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom.” The focus this year was on the three branches of government – […]

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Why Multiparty Personal Injury Cases Are Ripe for Mediation

Why Multiparty Personal Injury Cases Are Ripe for Mediation

May 9, 2018

When a personal injury litigator faces a multiparty case, there is more of everything.  More parties, counsel, discovery, experts, time – everything is expanded. Mediation can be the best choice for settling these disputes. For insight into why mediation is effective, we consulted Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.), senior meditator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, […]

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Judge Curcio to Present on Avoiding Mistakes in Mechanics Lien Cases

Judge Curcio to Present on Avoiding Mistakes in Mechanics Lien Cases

May 8, 2018

Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, will present at The Anatomy of Mechanics Lien Claim seminar presented by Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) on Wednesday, May 9th. “A mechanics lien is an extraordinary remedy that gives a contractor a powerful means to enforce his or her claim for payment,” […]

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Judge Brown to Speak on Mediation Strategies at DRI Seminar

Judge Brown to Speak on Mediation Strategies at DRI Seminar

May 3, 2018

Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, will participate in an upcoming panel on mediation strategies at the Defense Research Institute (DRI). Judge Brown’s panel presentation, titled “Mediation Strategy: How to Make the Most of Your Attempt to Settle,” at the DRI’s Retail and Hospitality Litigation Seminar will be at 10:15am […]

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Judge Nudelman to Participate in CBA Corporate Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel

Judge Nudelman to Participate in CBA Corporate Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel

April 25, 2018

Hon. Stuart A. Nudelman, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, is participating in a Chicago Bar Association (CBA) seminar titled “Win, Lose or Draw: Defining What it Means to “Win” for the Corporate Litigant and Managing the Significant Case to Get the W.” The panel, “ADR vs. Traditional Litigation: Effective to Use of Mediation/Arbitration,” […]

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

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

April 17, 2018

The growth, popularity and success of mediation as a settlement vehicle is revolutionizing how many professionals conduct their post-negotiation risk analysis. Lawyers and their clients are successfully incorporating mediation into their resolution processes. More insurers are also embracing the value of mediation for all types of cases from simple tort to more complex commercial matters. […]

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Judge Bernthal Explores Importance of Free Press and Independent Judiciary

Judge Bernthal Explores Importance of Free Press and Independent Judiciary

April 13, 2018

Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, published a column titled “Importance of Free Press, Independent Judiciary” in the News-Gazette. In the column, Judge Bernthal discusses the protection of the press and judiciary as two of the most important aspects of democracy. Foreseen as a societal “watchdog,” he explained that […]

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Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.) Joins ADR Systems

Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.) Joins ADR Systems

April 9, 2018

ADR Systems is pleased to announce that Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.) has joined our panel of senior mediators and arbitrators. Judge Curcio has more than 15 years of judicial experience, 11 of which were in the Chancery Division of the Cook County Circuit Court. “I’m looking forward to interacting with people in a way […]

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Judge Billik truly went above and beyond to get a difficult insurance coverage case resolved.  His knowledge of the law and people skills were instrumental in achieving settlement.  I mediate cases all over the country and Judge Billik is one of the best mediators I have ever encountered.  He is a credit to your company.

Gerald W. Huston, PartnerHuston, May & Fayez, LLC