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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.

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ADR Systems Welcomes Gary Ropski, Esq.

ADR Systems Welcomes Gary Ropski, Esq.

February 16, 2014

ADR Systems is pleased to announce that Gary Ropski, Esq. is available as a mediator and arbitrator exclusively through ADR Systems. In addition to developing his practice as a senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, Mr. Ropski will continue his established practice as an intellectual property trial and appellate litigator at Brinks Gilson & Lione.

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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."

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ADR Systems Becomes a Jeff Metcalf Internship Provider

ADR Systems Becomes a Jeff Metcalf Internship Provider

January 15, 2014

We are pleased to announce that, starting in January 2014, ADR Systems will be a partner of the University of Chicago through its Jeff Metcalf Internship Program. The Jeff Metcalf Internship Program works exclusively with University of Chicago students - both undergraduate and graduate - to provide quality, paid internships during the summer and academic year.

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Meeder Speaks at CBA Mechanics Lien Subcommittee

Meeder Speaks at CBA Mechanics Lien Subcommittee

December 3, 2013

Gregory Meeder, Esq. is scheduled to speak to the Chicago Bar Association Mechanics Lien and Construction Subcommittee on November 4, 2013. The topic will be 'Overcoming Roadblocks to a Mediated Solution - Never Reach Impasse Again.' Mr. Meeder will highlight 57 roadblocks to a successful mediation and the tools he uses to overcome them.

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Meeder Speaks at CBA Mechanics Lien & Construction Claims Seminar

Meeder Speaks at CBA Mechanics Lien & Construction Claims Seminar

December 3, 2013

Gregory Meeder, Esq. is scheduled to speak to the Chicago Bar Association at the all-day Mechanics Lien & Construction Claims seminar on December 11, 2013. The topic will be 'Overcoming Roadblocks to a Mediated Solution - Never Reach Impasse Again.' Mr. Meeder will highlight 57 roadblocks to a successful mediation and the tools he uses to overcome them.

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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.

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Roselyn L. Friedman, Esq. Speaks at Botanic Garden Annual Donor Seminar

Roselyn L. Friedman, Esq. Speaks at Botanic Garden Annual Donor Seminar

November 8, 2013

Roselyn L. Friedman, Esq. was the speaker for the Botanic Garden Donors Seminar on November 6, 2013. Her presentation on, 'Using Mediation in Estate Planning to Preserve Family Relationships,' highlighted the use of mediation and facilitation, not only to resolve existing estate and trust disputes but also to avoid conflict by addressing possible issues early in the estate planning process.

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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.

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Judge Nudelman was excellent.  Many times, attorneys on the case wanted to terminate the mediation, but Judge Nudelman kept us going until it was resolved.  Great job!!

Thomas J. Lyman, Esq.Partner, SmithAmundsen