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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 Bernthal Provides Legal Insights ‘Off the Bench’

Judge Bernthal Provides Legal Insights ‘Off the Bench’

August 23, 2017

Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, is publishing a series of monthly columns, titled “Off the Bench,” in the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette. His column provides insight into legal topics and is geared toward educating the public. “My motivation is to educate non-lawyers on legal matters they may encounter but not […]

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More Than a Name: Who Is ADR Systems?

More Than a Name: Who Is ADR Systems?

August 8, 2017

When Marc Becker founded ADR Systems more than 23 years ago, the concept of dispute resolution was unknown in the Chicago legal community. It’s different today. “Thinking about mediation, arbitration and other dispute resolution processes is necessary in the life of any case,” Marc said. “At some point, every case will be decided by a […]

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Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq.: Premediation Meetings Increase Likelihood of Settling a Case

Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq.: Premediation Meetings Increase Likelihood of Settling a Case

August 2, 2017

Ms. Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq., senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, published a new article highlighting an American Bar Association (ABA) research study that shows premediation meetings or caucuses increase the likelihood of settling a case. In the article, entitled, “Lengthy ABA study suggests better way to conduct mediation,” Ms. Frisbie discusses her own […]

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Hon. Judge Dennis J. Burke, (Ret.) Elected to ISBA Board

Hon. Judge Dennis J. Burke, (Ret.) Elected to ISBA Board

August 1, 2017

Hon. Dennis J. Burke, (Ret.) was elected to serve on the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Assembly Board for Cook County. The ISBA Assembly Board is responsible for maintaining and developing the policies for the Association. The Assembly meets twice a year and includes 203 lawyer members who are elected on a pro-rata basis from […]

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ADR Systems Welcomes Hon. Edward Washington II, (Ret.)

ADR Systems Welcomes Hon. Edward Washington II, (Ret.)

July 17, 2017

ADR Systems is pleased to announce that the Hon. Edward Washington II, (Ret.) has joined our panel of senior mediators and arbitrators. In his 30 years of legal experience, Judge Washington has served as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 corporation, a national law firm partner in litigation and a trial judge in the Cook […]

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Judge Berger to Speak at WBAI Sixth Annual Domestic Relations Roundtable

Judge Berger to Speak at WBAI Sixth Annual Domestic Relations Roundtable

May 16, 2017

On Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 from 2:30pm-4:30pm, Hon.Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.) will speak at the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois’ Sixth Annual Domestic Relations Roundtable. The presentation, entitled, “Complex Issues and Out of the Box Solutions for the Intermediate Family Law Practitioner,” will explore the different strategies for approaching and participating in a successful family law […]

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Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) to Speak at the ABA TIPS Section Conference

Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) to Speak at the ABA TIPS Section Conference

April 26, 2017

On Friday, April 28th, 2017 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.), will speak in a panel presentation at the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice (TIPS) Section Conference at the JW Marriott Chicago.  The presentation, entitled, “The Art of Mediation,” will explore the different strategies for approaching and participating […]

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Judge Burke successfully mediated a complicated case with little chance of being resolved.  He read every word of the parties' submissions, asked astute questions, and worked hard to find a path to resolution.  Judge Burke communicated with the parties themselves - so that they felt they were important participants in working toward resolution. The case I thought was never going to settle, settled.

Robert W. Smyth, Jr., Esq.Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth