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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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Sido to be Panelist at 52nd Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys

Sido to be Panelist at 52nd Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys

May 3, 2013

Kevin Sido, Esq. will be speaking at the 52nd Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys on May 10, 2013, in Austin, TX as one of two panelists in a discussion entitled “How to Make Arbitration More Meaningful and Effective.” The Meeting is co-sponsored by Victor O. Schinnerer Co. and CNA Insurance. It is an annual meeting for attorneys who represent design professionals.

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Casciato Speaks at ABA Young Lawyers Teleconference

Casciato Speaks at ABA Young Lawyers Teleconference

May 1, 2013

Hon. Joseph N. Casciato (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator with ADR Systems, will be a featured speaker in the ABA Young Lawyers Division Teleconference, entitled “Improving Your Effectiveness in Mediation," on Friday, May 3, 2013.

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Jennifer Morrow Speaks on Gender in Mediation

Jennifer Morrow Speaks on Gender in Mediation

March 5, 2013

Jennifer Morrow, MDR, Executive Director Commercial Services Division at ADR Systems of America, LLC will participate in a panel discussion presented by the Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association, Women in the Law Committee. The program is entitled “The Role of Gender on Mediation and Settlement Strategy.” Ms. Morrow will lead a discussion on “How Gender Plays a Role in the Mediation Process and Gender-Specific Strategies to Settle Cases.” The program is scheduled for Friday, March 8, 2013 from 12:00-2:10 pm at the Chicago Bar Association.

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Judge F. Keith Brown did a great job settling a very tough, complicated multi-party case that involved both personal injury and commercial matters.  ADR Systems is our first and best choice for alternative dispute resolution.  This is because of the quality and effectiveness of their neutrals, and the terrific service supplied by their staff.

Glen Amundsen, Esq.Chairman - Executive Committee, SmithAmundsen, LLC