ADR Systems

News

A New Article by Teresa Frisbie, Esq.

A New Article by Teresa Frisbie, Esq.

April 3, 2014

A new article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq., published on April 3, 2014 in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, considers the process of how to choose a neutral mediator. Entitled, “Settlement Week offers chance to explore mediators' differing styles," the article emphasizes the necessity of choosing a mediator suited to the true underlying issues of a case, be that substantive law or an emotional dispute.

Read More
Premediation Preparation: A Key Component to Successful Dispute Resolution

Premediation Preparation: A Key Component to Successful Dispute Resolution

February 17, 2014

This article, written by Hon. Stuart A. Nudelman (Ret.) and Jann Johnson, and published by the American Bar Association, aims to demystify the complex high-profile mediation process through an analysis of how thorough preparation can further the goal of settlement. In particular, the mediator’s ability to be an effective leader and process manager is crucial to a successful arbitration.

Read More
A New article by Phil Glick, Esq

A New article by Phil Glick, Esq

January 29, 2014

A new article by Phil Glick, Esq., published on December 5, 2013, in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, gives insight into the emotional components often inherent in a complex case, and the efforts required by the mediator to successfully resolve the case in the face of such non-legal issues. "Dispute resolution is rarely purely fact driven and will almost always possess some emotional element," states Mr. Glick. "Once the emotional elements and evaluation of the case are both completed, real discussion of the settlement possibilities can begin."

Read More
Meaningful Conferences Prevent ‘Arbigation’ in Commercial Cases

Meaningful Conferences Prevent ‘Arbigation’ in Commercial Cases

November 8, 2013

This article, written by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq., describes the increasingly negative portrayal of arbitration among attorneys and their clients, who see it as a process that is not actually more efficient or economical than litigation. Frisbie details how certain tactics, especially the use of a thorough preliminary conference, can streamline the arbitration process.

Read More
A New Article by Martin Robins, Esq.

A New Article by Martin Robins, Esq.

November 8, 2013

A new article by Martin Robins, Esq., published on October 20, 2013 in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, gives advice to entrepreneurs and small business owners regarding appropriate intellectual property tactics and strategy. Entitled “Tips from lawyers for budding entrepreneurs” the article discusses various ways in which the IP legal policies pertinent to smaller businesses differ from those 'traditional' policies for larger corporations - including IP transactional practice, IP protection issues, and risk management.

Read More
A New Article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq.

A New Article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq.

October 21, 2013

A new article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq., published on September 30, 2013 in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, helps mediators design better approaches to resolve elder disputes. Entitled, “How to mediate disputes involving the elderly,” the article discusses various ways in which elder mediations differ from other types of mediation, and how counsel and mediators should approach what are often emotionally-laden issues.

Read More
Arbitrations Should Meet Parties’ Needs

Arbitrations Should Meet Parties’ Needs

July 31, 2012

This article, written by Irving Levinson, Esq., explains why arbitration may be better than mediation to resolve a dispute. Levinson addresses the misconception that arbitration is an arduous process, emphasizing the importance of the process being carefully structured by the parties and arbitrating body to fit each sides’ needs to ensure the best possible outcome.

Read More
Preparing Your Client for Mediation

Preparing Your Client for Mediation

July 27, 2012

This article, written by Hon. Richard A. Siebel (Ret.), describes how client preparation is often an overlooked yet critical step when preparing for mediation. Giving step-by-step instructions for how an attorney can best prepare his or her client for mediation, Siebel emphasizes the importance of an actively and productively engaged client for satisfactory resolution.

Read More
Getting to Yes: The Do’s and Don’ts of Mediations

Getting to Yes: The Do’s and Don’ts of Mediations

July 18, 2012

Alex Goodrich conducts a frank discussion with an ADR Systems senior mediator and arbitrator and Plaintiff and Defense counsel. The article captures the details of this discussion and hits on topics such as the recent surge in growth and popularity of mediation as a means for settling disputed cases. Considering this trend, many professionals are changing the way that they manage their post-negotiation risk analysis. Calling on this panel of experts, Goodrich lays out what makes or breaks a successful mediation and how attorneys and their clients can most effectively utilize the mediation process.

Read More

Judge Etchingham has a terrific demeanor, and made my client feel very comfortable.  He took time to thoroughly prepare, coming to the table with a clear understanding of the case.  Judge Etchingham offered insightful advice that kept negotiations from reaching a standstill.  I wish I had been able to practice before him when he was on the bench; Judge Etchingham is a real find for ADR Systems.

Jeffrey E. Martin, Esq.Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Martin, LLC