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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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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.

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Billik Settles Squabble Over Golf Course

Billik Settles Squabble Over Golf Course

October 18, 2013

Hon. Richard Billik Jr., (Ret.) was mentioned in Crain's Chicago Business journal on October 7, 2013 as the mediator that helped settled a squabble over the Evanston Wilmette Community Golf Course. The neighborhood golf course, touted as 'a great place for kids to learn to golf,' had fallen into disrepair and was the subject of a lawsuit between board members.

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Nudelman Settles City of Dixon Embezzlement Case

Nudelman Settles City of Dixon Embezzlement Case

October 1, 2013

ADR Systems of America, LLC congratulates Judge Stuart A. Nudelman, (Ret.) for his settlement of the Dixon comptroller embezzlement case, featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on September 27, 2013. After comptroller Rita Crundwell was indicted and sentenced to 19 years in prison for embezzling $53 million dollars from the city of Dixon, Illinois, Dixon officials filed a lawsuit in Lee County Circuit Court, alleging that a bank where Crundwell deposited the money, and accounting firms that audited the city's books were negligent in failing to uncover the embezzlement.

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Haddad Speaks about Electronic Evidence at WSBA

Haddad Speaks about Electronic Evidence at WSBA

September 27, 2013

Hon. William Haddad, (Ret.) will be presenting a CLE at the West Suburban Bar Association on October 5, 2013. The topic will be electronic evidence and e-discovery, and will feature an article written by Judge Haddad: an 'Update on Presenting Electronic Evidence.'

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Haddad Speaks at CHRMS Law Day

Haddad Speaks at CHRMS Law Day

September 26, 2013

Hon. William Haddad, (Ret.) is scheduled to speak on the 'Ethics of Negotiation' at the Chicagoland Risk Management Society Law Day on October 11, 2013. Using case scenarios, the speakers will discuss the ethical dilemmas attendant to negotiating personal injury/malpractice settlements. They will answer questions such as, "Does agreeing to mediate imply a good faith obligation to negotiate?" and "How many mediations does it typically take to resolve a high value case?"

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Morrow Presents on Arbitration at WBAI

Morrow Presents on Arbitration at WBAI

September 26, 2013

Jennifer W. Morrow, MDR is scheduled to speak on "The Nuts and Bolts of Commercial Arbitration" at a CLE Seminar co-sponsored by the WBAI and Illinois Judges Association at Starved Rock State Park on Oct 5, 2013. The focus will be on commercial arbitration basics, including getting to arbitration, selecting an arbitrator, and the advantages vs. costs. Ms. Morrow will also give an overview of the variations on the arbitration process.

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Judge Ward Conducts Q&A on Mediation in Worker’s Compensation

Judge Ward Conducts Q&A on Mediation in Worker’s Compensation

September 18, 2013

Judge John Ward, (Ret.) is scheduled to conduct a Q&A on 'Negotiation and Mediation in Workers' Compensation' at Brice Downey & Lenkov on September 20, 2013. Taking the format of a 'hands on, how-to' discussion, the focus will be on mediation and settlement from the standpoint of a workers' compensation lienholder.

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Judge Billik did an outstanding job as a mediator in our commercial case. The other parties had the same opinion of him.  He brought great energy, common sense and credibility to the task, and tried hard to understand all sides.

Dan L. Boho, Esq.Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP