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Kevin R. Sido Recognized as Lawyer of the Year

Kevin R. Sido Recognized as Lawyer of the Year

October 6, 2021

Kevin R. Sido, Esq., senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems and partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP, has been recognized as the 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” in the field of Construction Law in Chicago. His selection for the 2022 directory of Best Lawyers in America was announced on August 19. Attorney peers select […]

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Judge Lawler Receives Celt of the Year Award from Celtic Legal Society of Chicago

Judge Lawler Receives Celt of the Year Award from Celtic Legal Society of Chicago

September 29, 2021

Hon. Christopher E. Lawler, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently received the Celtic Legal Society of Chicago’s Celt of the Year Award. This honor recognizes his 33-year legal career’s commitment to the Society’s motto, Cothrom cirt is trocaire, which in English means “Justice and mercy.” “I am honored and humbled to receive […]

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Judge Sutter to Present on Mediation for Eviction Cases at DCBA

Judge Sutter to Present on Mediation for Eviction Cases at DCBA

September 8, 2021

Hon. Ronald D. Sutter, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, will discuss how to mediate eviction cases at the DuPage County Bar Association’s (DCBA) event “18th Judicial Circuit Eviction Mediation Training” on September 9th. Judge Sutter will be joined by Ted A. Donner, Donner & Company Law Offices LLC. The DCBA is organizing […]

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Sought-After Pretrial Judge Joins ADR Systems

Sought-After Pretrial Judge Joins ADR Systems

August 31, 2021

ADR Systems is excited to announce that Hon. Christopher E. Lawler, (Ret.) has joined its panel of neutrals as a senior mediator and arbitrator. Judge Lawler previously served in the Circuit Court of Cook County Law Division’s Motion Section, where he handled over 2,000 cases and 1,200 pretrials during his tenure. “We are thrilled to […]

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Judge Brown Presents on Mediation and Technology at ABA Dispute Resolution Tech Expo

Judge Brown Presents on Mediation and Technology at ABA Dispute Resolution Tech Expo

August 6, 2021

Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, presented on the application of technology in mediation and arbitration at the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Tech Expo on July 16. Judge Brown was joined by Jann Johnson, Esq., Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Marketing at ADR Systems, moderator […]

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Judge Haddad Moderates a Discussion on Inclusion in the Legal Profession

Judge Haddad Moderates a Discussion on Inclusion in the Legal Profession

July 1, 2021

Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems moderated the Arab American Bar Association of Illinois’ (AABAR) CLE Series: Diversity and Inclusion in Legal Education event on June 14th. Judge Haddad co-founded the AABAR to advance the interests of the Arab American community within employment, education and civil rights. He was […]

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Judge Sutter on Mediation Preparation and the Value of Pre-Mediation Contact

Judge Sutter on Mediation Preparation and the Value of Pre-Mediation Contact

June 17, 2021

Hon. Ronald D. Sutter, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems presented “Preparation for and Participation in a Successful Mediation” on May 21st. Judge Sutter was joined by Hon. Dorothy French Mallen, (Ret.). The presentation was organized by the DuPage County Bar Association. The panel focused on the basics of the mediation process and […]

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How ADR Systems Administered a Multi-Week Remote Arbitration

How ADR Systems Administered a Multi-Week Remote Arbitration

May 25, 2021

Hon. Brigid M. McGrath, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently arbitrated a multi-week commercial case entirely via videoconference. The arbitration process involved several technical logistics meetings and twelve sessions with the parties involved.

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Are You Prepared for Remote Dispute Resolution?

Are You Prepared for Remote Dispute Resolution?

April 29, 2021

Hon. Kay M. Hanlon, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, and Michael Koss, ADR Systems’ Business Development & Marketing Assistant Manager, recently published an article in the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois blog and Spring newsletter titled Are You Prepared for Remote Dispute Resolution?, which reviews how attorneys can properly prepare for a […]

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Three Cybersecurity Questions to Ask Before a Remote Mediation

Three Cybersecurity Questions to Ask Before a Remote Mediation

April 27, 2021

Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, and Michael Koss, ADR Systems’ Business Development & Marketing Assistant Manager, recently published an article in Law360 titled Three Cybersecurity Questions to Ask Before a Remote Mediation, which reviews cybersecurity considerations for attorneys as they ready for remote dispute resolution proceedings.

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Faced with challenging nearly impossible dynamics,  including an uninsured,  potentially bankrupt and recalcitrant defendant, Judge Brown demonstrated a different facet, counselling litigants to see the positive side of compromising beyond their comfort zone to find catharsis in closure.

James H. Lawlor, III, Esq.Shea Law Group
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