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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. In order to evaluate neutral style, Ms. Frisbie recommends asking the neutral. At ADR Systems, our case managers will not only give you insight into the mediator’s style, but will also coordinate an in-person or phone interview with a potential mediator. To read the entire article,click here.

Ms. Frisbie is a senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, and the director of Loyola University’s Chicago School of Law Dispute Resolution Program. Ms. Frisbie’s expertise includes elder law and family business matters, employment law, and commercial matters. For her full ADR Systems bio, click here.

Judge McNamara was instrumental in settling a very difficult and contentious case. Although I disagreed with certain (not all) of Judge McNamara’s legal positions, she expressed her opinions in a way that got my clients to focus on other things besides their dissatisfaction. There was nothing but bad blood between the parties, and Judge McNamara appealed to the better nature of both sides to resolve their differences. These intangibles, plus her experience, social skills, and ability to translate the process to the parties in an understandable way from a judge’s perspective, were all instrumental in settling the case.

John P. Quall, Esq.Law Office of John P. Quall