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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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Judge Berger to Participate in Women’s Bar Association of Illinois Panel on Reunification Therapy

Judge Berger to Participate in Women’s Bar Association of Illinois Panel on Reunification Therapy

March 10, 2021

Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, participated in a CLE panel discussion on March 18 titled Advanced Family Law Methods: Reunification Therapy as a Resource in Mediation. The panel was sponsored by ADR Systems and the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois. Judge Berger was joined by clinical psychologists David Finn, PsyD, and Gail […]

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Lengthy Cases Made Manageable at ADR Systems

Lengthy Cases Made Manageable at ADR Systems

March 8, 2021

Many ADR Systems mediators have labored long into the night or early morning to settle cases. Their commitment to persevering through these mediations has given them insight into why certain cases take so long to settle and what can be done to make the process manageable. Construction defect and catastrophic personal injury cases often require […]

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Rely on ADR Systems Mediators to Follow Up on Your Dispute

Rely on ADR Systems Mediators to Follow Up on Your Dispute

January 28, 2021

While most mediations settle in a single session, some need more time for further discovery, to address new issues or to further consider what the other side proposed during the mediation. That is why ADR Systems mediators follow up on their cases that do not settle: they keep the lines of communication open, encourage continued […]

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Full Steam Ahead at ADR Systems

Full Steam Ahead at ADR Systems

January 21, 2021

Last year was a year like no other for law firms and businesses.  Everything changed in March.  It was all hands on deck as ADR Systems transitioned from providing attorneys and their clients with in-person dispute resolution services to providing these services remotely. What’s the current status and how are we doing?

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Judge Burke mediated a settlement in a matter where the parties were extremely far apart, with almost no common ground.  He pushed both sides to rethink their positions, outlined a post-conference approach and made himself available on short notice.  I do not believe anyone else could have settled the matter.  He will be my first choice for future mediations.

Lisa M. Lilly, Esq.Lisa M. Lilly Law
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