Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR") Trends: The Growth and Prevalence of ADR in Litigation

December 13, 2009  |  Barna, Guzy & Steffen, Ltd.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) Trends: The Growth and Prevalence of ADR in Litigation The Growth and Prevalence of ADR in Litigation By Bradley A. Kletscher Those who have been through litigation over the course of many years have seen a gradual change in how litigation is conducted. Litigation has gone from trial “by ambush” to full discovery and trial, to Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) without a trial. ADR is the process through which litigants attempt to resolve a dispute short of a full trial on the merits before a judge and jury. The Trend Toward ADR Over the past two decades there has been an explosion in the number of cases filed in state and federal courts across the country. This is a result not only of the growing economy of this country, but also the growing number of individuals and businesses across the country involved in litigation. As the number of cases have grown, courts have looked for a method by which they can reduce the number of cases on their docket short of a full trial and decision on the merits. The method to accomplish this is ADR. In addition to the Court’s desire to clear their docket of cases is the interest of individuals and businesses in reducing the cost…

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Press Release

November 18, 2009  |  Barna, Guzy & Steffen, Ltd.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ****PRESS RELEASE**** Barna Guzy & Steffen, Ltd. announces that Douglas G. Sauter was named a 2009 “Best Lawyer in America” in the area of Family Law by Minnesota Monthly magazine. Winning attorneys are chosen through a rigorous peer review process and the list is published biennially. The Best Lawyers in America list is considered by many to be the preeminent referral guide of the legal profession in the United States. Minnesota Monthly will publish the new list of Minnesota’s Best Lawyers in their June 2009 issue scheduled to release in May. Doug was Isanti County’s first full time prosecutor in 1977 and has also served as an Assistant Cambridge, Isanti and Braham City Attorney. He was also a partner in the Parker Satrom Law firm in Cambridge. Doug has been a Shareholder with BGS since 2006 and focuses his practice on Family Law and Criminal Defense. He has more than 30 years of experience and is known for his litigation and financial expertise. His experience as a former prosecutor enhances his ability to represent clients facing serious criminal problems. This strong combination of skills and experience is extremely valuable for clients when a Family Law matter involves allegations of abuse or related criminal misconduct. Barna, Guzy & Steffen Ltd. wishes…

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