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Judge Haddad Settles $7.5 Million Wrongful Death and Negligence Case

Judge Haddad Settles $7.5 Million Wrongful Death and Negligence Case

January 31, 2018

Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, settled a $7.5 million case involving the death of an electrician who fell off an apartment balcony while installing lighting. The case was featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on December 19th, 2017. The plaintiff filed a lawsuit in May 2015 against […]

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Judge Etchingham to Present NWSBA Seminar on Mediation Submissions

Judge Etchingham to Present NWSBA Seminar on Mediation Submissions

January 19, 2018

Hon. James P. Etchingham, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, will be presenting a seminar on mediation submissions at the Northwest Suburban Bar Association’s (NWSBA) Civil Litigation event. “We’ll be discussing what constitutes an outstanding submission, how to craft it and how it can potentially impact the value of a case,” Judge Etchingham […]

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Judge Bernthal Reflects on the People Under the Robes in New Column

Judge Bernthal Reflects on the People Under the Robes in New Column

January 11, 2018

In his latest News-Gazette column, “Beneath the robes are real people,” Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.) expresses the importance of seeing jurists as people. “Beneath the robes are real people who care about other people,” he said. A story about John Roberts, chief justice of the United States, served as inspiration for the column. As […]

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Judge Orbach Discusses the Changing Landscape of ADR

Judge Orbach Discusses the Changing Landscape of ADR

December 20, 2017

ADR Systems recently spoke with Hon. Jerome M. Orbach, (Ret.) to discuss changes in the field of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), the role of technology and what the future may hold for the practice of ADR. What changes have you noticed in alternative dispute resolution in the last five years? Judge Orbach: For so long, […]

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Judge Bernthal Sheds Light on the First Amendment in New Column

Judge Bernthal Sheds Light on the First Amendment in New Column

December 14, 2017

Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.), a senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, provided insight into the First Amendment’s protection of speech in his latest column titled, “Government Action and the First Amendment.” Judge Bernthal had noticed that many people misunderstood what constituted protected speech in relation to the recent National Football League (NFL) protests […]

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Inside Arbitration: Avoiding Pitfalls

Inside Arbitration: Avoiding Pitfalls

December 12, 2017

We sat down with Hon. Clifford L. Meacham, (Ret.) and Hon. Stuart A. Nudelman, (Ret.), senior mediators and arbitrators at ADR Systems, to discuss some of the finer points of arbitration.  Together, Judges Meacham and Nudelman have more than 60 years of experience overseeing trials and arbitrations.  They have seen what works and what does […]

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“Take a Tour” of ADR Systems

“Take a Tour” of ADR Systems

November 21, 2017

ADR Systems’ “Take a Tour” video offers attorneys a better look at the largest dispute resolution center in the Midwest. Conveniently located in the heart of Chicago’s legal community at 20 North Clark Street, ADR Systems offers a comfortable environment for resolving disputes. The dispute resolution center consists of 22 spacious conference rooms and more […]

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Judge Bernthal Reflects on Naturalization Ceremonies in Latest Column

Judge Bernthal Reflects on Naturalization Ceremonies in Latest Column

November 16, 2017

Champaign, Illinois – Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.) discussed his experience presiding over naturalization ceremonies as a judge in the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette titled, “Fond memories of naturalization ceremonies.” In November’s “Off the Bench” column, Judge Bernthal reminisced about his judicial career and the emotions associated with welcoming new citizens to the United States. The former […]

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Judge Berger to Participate in Family Law Panel

Judge Berger to Participate in Family Law Panel

November 15, 2017

Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.) will be participating in a family law judges panel discussion at the 4th Annual Illinois Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) chapter conference November 17th. The conference is titled “Parenting Plans and Shared Custody: Recent Research and Implications for Family Law Professionals.” Judge Berger’s panel will be exploring to […]

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Judge Bronstein Offers Tips for Mediation Preparation

Judge Bronstein Offers Tips for Mediation Preparation

November 9, 2017

It is no secret that choosing the right ADR provider and mediator can make all the difference in the outcome of your dispute.  However, developing a sound strategy before entering the mediation process is just as important in determining the outcome of your case and your client’s overall satisfaction. We asked Hon. Philip L. Bronstein, […]

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Our mediator, Judge Hogan, was outstanding.  I was impressed with his wisdom and demeanor. Everyone was extremely professional, making counsel and clients feel comfortable.  I will use ADR Systems in the future.  Thanks for making an out-of-state lawyer feel at home!

Bruce D. Jacobs, Esq.Jacobs & Jacobs - New Haven, Connecticut