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Judge Haddad Receives the CBA’s Vanguard Award

Judge Haddad Receives the CBA’s Vanguard Award

March 17, 2016

ADR Systems congratulates Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.) for receiving the Chicago Bar Association’s (CBA) Vanguard Award.  The Vanguard Awards were established in 1998 to honor individuals and institutions who have made both justice and the legal profession more accessible to the Chicago community.  The reception will take place on April 20th, 2016 at the Standard Club.  […]

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ADR Systems’ Client Survey: New and Improved

ADR Systems’ Client Survey: New and Improved

March 11, 2016

To better serve our clients, ADR Systems has redesigned its post-session, confidential client survey.  Our new survey is digital, responsive across all devices, and only takes a few minutes to complete. In addition to making our survey more user-friendly, we have revised the questions to give us better insight into our clients’ experiences.  Understanding our clients’ needs […]

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ADR Systems’ Neutrals Named in Leading Lawyers’ Top 10 for ADR

ADR Systems’ Neutrals Named in Leading Lawyers’ Top 10 for ADR

February 26, 2016

ADR Systems congratulates Hon. Michael J. Hogan, (Ret.), Hon. Clifford L. Meacham, (Ret.) and Kevin R. Sido, Esq. on being named in Leading Lawyers’ Top 10 for ADR.  Leading Lawyers is an online directory for the nation’s most prominent legal professionals.  Every year, Leading Lawyers asks thousands of attorneys which of their peers they believe represent top talent in their respective […]

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15th Annual International Mediation Tournament

15th Annual International Mediation Tournament

February 9, 2016

On March 8th, 2016, Loyola University Chicago’s Dispute Resolution Program and the InterNational Academy of Dispute Resolution (INADR) will co-sponsor the 15th Annual International Law School Mediation Tournament.  More than 400 participants from around the world will gather at Loyola’s Philip H. Corboy Law Center to compete in a four-day mediation skills tournament designed to challenge students international […]

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The Benefits of Pre-Mediation and Post-Mediation Contact in Commercial Mediation

The Benefits of Pre-Mediation and Post-Mediation Contact in Commercial Mediation

February 5, 2016

Parties may be able to more effectively mediate their commercial case when they take full advantage of pre-mediation and post-mediation contact. Communicating with the mediator before or after the mediation may not be utilized in all sessions, but it can greatly contribute to the success of a mediation.  Pre-mediation contact sets expectations, and lowers the […]

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Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) to Speak at Wilson Elser

Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) to Speak at Wilson Elser

February 4, 2016

On March 2nd, 2016, Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) will speak at a Lunch and Learn that will be held at Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP.  Judge Panter will give insight into a number of topics ranging from how judges deal with attorneys in the court room to tips for preparing for trial and […]

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Judge Panter to Present on Reinventing Your Legal Career at the CBA

Judge Panter to Present on Reinventing Your Legal Career at the CBA

January 8, 2016

On January 14th, 2016, Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) will speak at a webcast hosted by the Chicago Bar Association (CBA).  The webcast, entitled, “Reinventing Your Legal Career,” will explore alternative and conventional methods attorneys can use to change or advance their careers.  Judge Panter will share his legal knowledge and expertise  in a quick-fire […]

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Creativity in Mediation: A New Article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq.

Creativity in Mediation: A New Article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq.

November 3, 2015

A new article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq., published on October 26, 2015 in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, discusses the absence of creativity in the daily work lives of the legal community, and explains how mediation can fill this void.  Entitled, “In Mediation, Let Your Creative Spark Light up the Process,” the article explores […]

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A New Article by Hon. Patrick E. McGann, (Ret.) Explains the Benefit of Opening Statements in Mediation

A New Article by Hon. Patrick E. McGann, (Ret.) Explains the Benefit of Opening Statements in Mediation

October 27, 2015

A new article by Hon. Patrick E. McGann, (Ret.), published on October 12th, 2015 in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, discusses the benefits of making opening statements in mediation.  Entitled, “Opening Statements: A benefit to both sides in mediation,” the article challenges the idea that opening statements in mediation are unnecessary, and even potentially harmful. […]

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ADR Systems is a perfect fit for commercial disputes that would otherwise find themselves in state court. Though they may no longer have the ability to formally wield the gavel, the former judges at ADR Systems still demand the respect necessary to get parties to the table.

Sang-yul Lee, Esq.Partner, Locke Lord Edwards, LLP