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Robins Speaks at MIT on IP for Early Stage Companies

Robins Speaks at MIT on IP for Early Stage Companies

July 25, 2013

Marty Robins, Esq., senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, is scheduled to speak at the MIT Enterprise Forum on September 17, 2013. The topic will be “Intellectual Property Boot Camp for Early Stage Companies.” Attendees will learn about various types of intellectual property (including copyright, trademark, trade secrets, and patents), fundamental differences among them, and practices likely to be of greatest value to young and growing companies.

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Kevin Sido, Esq. Speaks at Illinois Society of Professional Engineers

Kevin Sido, Esq. Speaks at Illinois Society of Professional Engineers

July 19, 2013

Contracts often mandate mediation or arbitration as alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms. What do engineers need to know and how can they use ADR to their advantage? Do professional liability insurers offer financial incentives for mediation? Is arbitration still alive? Are owners still cheering for ADR?

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Effective Mediation Strategies: A Roundtable Discussion with Ty Laurie

Effective Mediation Strategies: A Roundtable Discussion with Ty Laurie

July 19, 2013

Long time advocate of alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”), Ty Laurie of Laurie & Brennan, will be presenting "Effective Mediation Strategies" at a roundtable event at ADR Systems on July 24th. In attendance will be many of ADR Systems esteemed neutrals and members of our commercial team. Laurie, a founding partner at Laurie & Brennan, will provide his perspective as an advocate in mediation and arbitration.

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Kevin Sido, Esq. Speaks at Illinois Society of Professional Engineers

Kevin Sido, Esq. Speaks at Illinois Society of Professional Engineers

July 19, 2013

Contracts often mandate mediation or arbitration as alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) mechanisms. What do engineers need to know and how can they use ADR to their advantage? Do professional liability insurers offer financial incentives for mediation? Is arbitration still alive? Are owners still cheering for ADR?

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Levinson Speaks at Annual Meeting of the Association for Conflict Resolution

Levinson Speaks at Annual Meeting of the Association for Conflict Resolution

May 10, 2013

Irving Levinson, Esq., mediator and arbitrator with ADR Systems, will be presenting, “Improv Insights into Mediation Skills” at the Annual Meeting of The Association for Conflict Resolution in Chicago. The annual meeting takes place at law firm Jenner & Block, LLP on May 16, 2013. Mr. Levinson’s presentation will offer insights on how mediators can use classical improv exercises to improve and enrich their mediation skills. The focus will be a comparison between improv perspectives and the goals of mediation.

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Bronstein Speaks at DRI Conference

Bronstein Speaks at DRI Conference

May 8, 2013

Hon. Philip L. Bronstein, (Ret.), will be speaking at a seminar, organized by the Defense Research Institute and entitled, “Retail and Hospitality Litigation and Claims Management,” in Chicago on May 17th. The topic of discussion will be: “Making the Most of Mediation – What Works and What Doesn’t.” Judge Bronstein’s presentation will discuss how defense counsel’s tactics are perceived during a mediation – what is and is not effective.

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I want to express our firm’s appreciation to ADR Systems for providing us with an outstanding CLE program.  I received numerous positive comments from our partners; everyone thought that the Hon. F. Keith Brown, Patrick E. McGann, and Stuart A. Nudelman provided us with useful and interesting insights.  I think that our Chicago partners (and anyone else who might do a mediation in Chicago) would be delighted with any of them as a mediator or arbitrator.

Alan Becker, Managing PartnerLitchfield Cavo LLP