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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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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 Edward Schreiber Retires from the Bench and Joins ADR Systems

Judge Edward Schreiber Retires from the Bench and Joins ADR Systems

January 17, 2017

ADR Systems is pleased to announce that the Hon. Edward C. Schreiber, (Ret), has joined our panel of senior mediators and arbitrators. While on the bench in Kane County, Judge Schreiber settled many cases before trial and was known for his even demeanor and calming presence.  He possesses superior knowledge of case values, which aids […]

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David J. Gubbins, Esq. Joins ADR Systems

David J. Gubbins, Esq. Joins ADR Systems

May 12, 2016

We are pleased to announce that David J. Gubbins, Esq. has joined ADR Systems’ distinguished panel of senior mediators and arbitrators.  Mr. Gubbins has more than 40 years of experience practicing law and has successfully argued numerous complex motions during his career.  He has extensive experience in personal injury, aviation, medical malpractice, construction and probate matters […]

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ADR Systems’ Client Survey: New and Improved

ADR Systems’ Client Survey: New and Improved

March 11, 2016

To better serve our clients, ADR Systems has redesigned its post-session, confidential client survey.  Our new survey is digital, responsive across all devices, and only takes a few minutes to complete. In addition to making our survey more user-friendly, we have revised the questions to give us better insight into our clients’ experiences.  Understanding our clients’ needs […]

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ADR Systems’ Neutrals Named in Leading Lawyers’ Top 10 for ADR

ADR Systems’ Neutrals Named in Leading Lawyers’ Top 10 for ADR

February 26, 2016

ADR Systems congratulates Hon. Michael J. Hogan, (Ret.), Hon. Clifford L. Meacham, (Ret.) and Kevin R. Sido, Esq. on being named in Leading Lawyers’ Top 10 for ADR.  Leading Lawyers is an online directory for the nation’s most prominent legal professionals.  Every year, Leading Lawyers asks thousands of attorneys which of their peers they believe represent top talent in their respective […]

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The Benefits of Pre-Mediation and Post-Mediation Contact in Commercial Mediation

The Benefits of Pre-Mediation and Post-Mediation Contact in Commercial Mediation

February 5, 2016

Parties may be able to more effectively mediate their commercial case when they take full advantage of pre-mediation and post-mediation contact. Communicating with the mediator before or after the mediation may not be utilized in all sessions, but it can greatly contribute to the success of a mediation.  Pre-mediation contact sets expectations, and lowers the […]

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Judge Bernthal’s calm demeanor and deliberate approach helped us settle a very difficult case which had failed in a prior mediation.  His ability to put my client at ease and gain her respect was instrumental in getting the job done.  I would not hesitate to have Judge Bernthal mediate any of my future cases.

James J. Hagle, PartnerFrederick & Hagle