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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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Judge Haddad Honored at Building Bridges Awards

Judge Haddad Honored at Building Bridges Awards

October 25, 2017

Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.) was honored at the second annual Building Bridges Awards on Tuesday, October 24th at the John Marshall Law School. The awards were sponsored by the Decalogue Society of Lawyers and the Arab American Bar Association of Illinois (AABAR). Judge Haddad was recognized alongside Michael Traison, vice president of the American […]

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ADR Systems Debuts Mini Mediation Brochure

ADR Systems Debuts Mini Mediation Brochure

October 17, 2017

In celebration of National Mediation Week, ADR Systems is pleased to announce a miniature version of the brochure Mediation: What to Expect. This guide provides attorneys an easier way to explain mediation to their clients. The smaller brochure details the basics of mediation, the role of the mediator and outlines what happens before, during and […]

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New Alternative Fee Program for ISBA Members

New Alternative Fee Program for ISBA Members

October 16, 2017

Have you ever had a case where the cost to litigate was likely to exceed the amount in dispute? When this occurs, the best approach is to work with opposing counsel to settle the case. However, these “smaller” cases may not be easy to resolve. To help lawyers and their clients dispose of these cases […]

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Judge Washington to Participate in Mediation Roundtable

Judge Washington to Participate in Mediation Roundtable

October 16, 2017

Hon. Edward Washington II, (Ret.) will be participating in a roundtable discussion at the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) on hot topics in mediation. “This is an excellent opportunity for attorneys to hear first-hand accounts about mediation from a retired judge’s perspective,” Judge Washington said. Judge Washington will be participating in the final panel session […]

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CBA to Host Summit Discussing Challenges in Chicago’s Legal Community

CBA to Host Summit Discussing Challenges in Chicago’s Legal Community

October 3, 2017

The Chicago Bar Association (CBA) will host a summit on the Future of the Practice of Law in Chicago on Thursday, October 5th, to discuss challenges facing the legal profession. The summit will bring together 62 committee members including lawyers from diverse practice areas, law schools, the judicial system and government service. Among the committee […]

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Inside Arbitration: Starting Out Right

Inside Arbitration: Starting Out Right

September 21, 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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Article Outlines What Counsel Should Consider Before Filing for Arbitration

Article Outlines What Counsel Should Consider Before Filing for Arbitration

September 14, 2017

ADR Systems has recently published an article in CLM Magazine that discusses important considerations for counsel before commencing the arbitration process. The article, entitled “The Art of Arbitration,” captures the insight of several knowledgeable attorneys and arbitrators. The panel included: Anne Blume, co-managing partner, Cozen O’Connor; Kevin R. Sido, Esq., partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP […]

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ADR Systems Introduces <em>Arbitration: You Have Choices</em>

ADR Systems Introduces Arbitration: You Have Choices

September 5, 2017

ADR Systems is pleased to announce Arbitration: You Have Choices, a new brochure that helps attorneys understand the many choices they have in commercial arbitration. This guide will give attorneys a better understanding of the commercial arbitration process and their options during the process, including selecting an arbitrator, setting rules and provider guidelines and tailoring […]

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Judge Nudelman was excellent.  Many times, attorneys on the case wanted to terminate the mediation, but Judge Nudelman kept us going until it was resolved.  Great job!!

Thomas J. Lyman, Esq.Partner, SmithAmundsen
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