Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
Along with the freezing cold temperatures, school cancellations, demanding clients, winter weather warnings and lack of sunshine comes the potential for seasonal affective disorder.
Here is Part 2 of the article regarding mediation advocacy. In this part, the authors expound upon the framework set out in Part 1 with a candid discussion about what helps and hinders dispute resolution.
Check out this article on the "10 Cornerstones of Mediation Advocacy." In part one of the two-part series, the authors address lawyer prepration, client preparation, selecting the right client representative, selecting a mediator and attorney decorum.
As we close this CLE year we wanted to be certain that you are aware that the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education has advised that they will not approve distance education courses (online CLE) for Continuing Mediator Education (CME) credit.
Through the Alternative Dispute Resolution section’s fourth-annual Mediation Day on Friday, September 6, six of nine mediations held for cases pending in Marion County Paternity Court were successfully settled by volunteer mediators from the section.
The purpose of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) section is to promote the use of alternative methods of dispute resolution such as mediation, arbitration, early neutral evaluation, mini-trials, summary jury trials and private judging. While recognizing the importance of trials, the section works to further educate both the bar and the public about alternative dispute resolution.
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A Message from the Section Chair
“Welcome to the online home of the Indianapolis Bar Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution section. As the 2014 chair of the section, I encourage you to get involved with the section, whether that means attending our educational programming, networking with colleagues at a social event, volunteering for service on the section's executive committee or participating in the ADR section's pro bono activities.”
Phyllis Armstrong - 2014 ADR Section Chair - The Mediation Group