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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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Judge Panter Presents on ADR to China Ministry of Justice Officials

Judge Panter Presents on ADR to China Ministry of Justice Officials

October 26, 2015

On October 29th, 2015, Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) will be presenting before 20 officials from the China Ministry of Justice.  Hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Judge Panter will provide an overview of the U.S. ADR industry at the federal and state level.  He also will explore the benefits of ADR when […]

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Get to Know our Newest Neutral: Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.)

Get to Know our Newest Neutral: Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.)

October 23, 2015

In October of 2015, ADR Systems welcomed Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) to our distinguished panel of mediators and arbitrators.  We interviewed our newest neutral to find out why he decided to become a neutral, and what advice he has to offer attorneys preparing for mediation. Judge Panter has been involved in alternative dispute resolution […]

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WSBA Honors Hon. Richard J. Billik, Jr., (Ret.) with Lifetime Achievement Award

WSBA Honors Hon. Richard J. Billik, Jr., (Ret.) with Lifetime Achievement Award

October 19, 2015

ADR Systems congratulates Hon. Richard J. Billik, Jr., (Ret.) for receiving the West Suburban Bar Association’s (WSBA) Lifetime Achievement Award.  The WSBA will honor Judge Billik with the award on October 29th, 2015 at their annual Judge’s Night Reception.  Judge Billik will be recognized for his outstanding judicial career and his continued service to the […]

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ADR Systems Debuts <em>Mediation: What To Expect</em>

ADR Systems Debuts Mediation: What To Expect

October 13, 2015

In celebration of National Mediation Week, ADR Systems is pleased to introduce Mediation: What to Expect, a new brochure for attorneys who want an easier way to explain the mediation process to their clients. This comprehensive guide will help you walk your clients through every step of the mediation process. Click here to view a digital […]

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Top Five Tips for Attorneys Preparing for Mediation: A Mediator’s Perspective

Top Five Tips for Attorneys Preparing for Mediation: A Mediator’s Perspective

October 12, 2015

It is no secret that choosing the right ADR provider and mediator can make all the difference in the outcome of your dispute.  However, developing a sound strategy before entering the mediation process is just as important in determining the outcome of your case and your client’s overall satisfaction. In celebration of National Mediation Week, […]

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I direct all of my attorneys to explore ADR on their files.

David Petrich, Esq.Senior Partner, Sandman, Levy & Petrich