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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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Judges Meacham and Quinn to Participate in the ISBA’s Construction Mock Trial

Judges Meacham and Quinn to Participate in the ISBA’s Construction Mock Trial

September 22, 2015

On October 23, 2015, ADR Systems’ neutrals Hon. Clifford L. Meacham, (Ret.) and Hon. Robert J. Quinn, (Ret.) will act as judges in a mock trial being held by the Illinois State Bar Association’s (ISBA).  Entitled, “From Opening to Close – A Construction Trial and the Technology to Win Your Case,” the mock trial will […]

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Kevin R. Sido, Esq. Featured in “The Best Lawyers in America”

Kevin R. Sido, Esq. Featured in “The Best Lawyers in America”

August 28, 2015

ADR Systems would like to congratulate Kevin R. Sido, Esq. for being named in the 2016 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.”  Mr. Sido was selected by his peers for inclusion in the Construction Law category for Chicago. Mr. Sido is a senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, and partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson, […]

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Over the years, I have worked with many mediators and settled many class actions.   A case I brought to ADR Systems proved to be the most difficult.  Through great efforts, Judge McGann guided us to a deal.  I do not believe any other mediator I’ve worked with could have settled this case.  Judge McGann is a joy to work with, and at the top of my list.

Kenneth Payson, Esq.Davis Wright Tremaine LLP