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Judges Casciato and Hogan Settle $27.9 Million Wrongful Death Case

Judges Casciato and Hogan Settle $27.9 Million Wrongful Death Case

June 27, 2018

Hon. Joseph N. Casciato, (Ret.) and Hon. Michael J. Hogan, (Ret.), senior mediators and arbitrators at ADR Systems, settled a $27.9 million case involving a boat outing that resulted in three deaths. Judges Casciato and Hogan teamed to bring the parties to resolution. The one survivor of the incident and the estates of the three […]

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Ethics and Honesty are Vital to Mediation

Ethics and Honesty are Vital to Mediation

June 25, 2018

ADR Systems spoke with Hon. Stuart A. Nudelman, (Ret.) to discuss ethics and honesty in mediation, including the role of confidentiality. Can a mediator be too honest or not honest enough? How do you find the balance? A mediator is bound to inform the parties of the information they have been given by one side […]

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ADR Systems Opens Dates for Maintenance Mediation in Family Law Cases

ADR Systems Opens Dates for Maintenance Mediation in Family Law Cases

June 18, 2018

As family law attorneys know, starting January 1, 2019, all judgments and marital settlement agreements will be subject to a new tax code — the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.  Many couples contemplating dissolution will want to finalize their divorce before the end of the year due to tax implications.  To help parties schedule […]

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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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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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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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Alternative Fee Program Works for Mediation & Arbitration

Alternative Fee Program Works for Mediation & Arbitration

April 2, 2018

Here’s the bottom line: ADR Systems’ Commercial Alternative Fee Program resolves your cases fast and at a much lower cost. Sound interesting? Read on. Speed Counsel can schedule a mediation or arbitration quickly, in less than 30 days. You will choose from our large panel of highly experienced neutral mediators and arbitrators who are skilled […]

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Judge Haddad Receives Award at NIU Minority Alumni Reception

Judge Haddad Receives Award at NIU Minority Alumni Reception

March 21, 2018

Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.) was honored at the Northern Illinois University (NIU) College of Law’s 15th Annual Minority Alumni Reception on February 21st. He was presented with the Excellence in Career Achievements Award for his leadership skills and distinguished record as the first Arab-American judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County. Judge Haddad […]

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Judge Brown to Participate in KCBA Mediation Panel

Judge Brown to Participate in KCBA Mediation Panel

March 20, 2018

Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, will participate in a mediation roundtable as part of the Kane County Bar Association (KCBA) 2018 Civil Practice Seminar. The panel, titled “A Mediation Autopsy: An Inside Look from All Sides,” will discuss the benefits of mediation and what makes it successful. It […]

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ADR Systems Is Now on Facebook

ADR Systems Is Now on Facebook

March 14, 2018

We are pleased to announce the launch of ADR Systems’ official Facebook page. Get first-hand tips from neutrals and discover more about programs and events. Through social media, we are providing busy attorneys more ways to connect with ADR Systems and learn about mediation and arbitration. “With social media becoming more prominent, it’s another mode […]

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I want to thank you on behalf of my client and me, and especially thank Judge Casciato, who did such an excellent job getting our case settled during a remote Zoom mediation. I always recommend ADR Systems and your great mediators to attorneys who ask me. In fact, in my judgment, your firm put alternative dispute resolution (ADR) on the map in Illinois. ADR Systems provides a cost-effective means of resolving lawsuits in a mutually satisfactory manner. Keep up the excellent work!  

Mark P. Standa, Esq.Mark P. Standa, P.C.
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