Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

April 16, 2014
About the Speaker: Meet John L. Krauss

John L. Krauss of the Indiana Public Policy Institute will be the featured speaker at the upcoming "You are More than a Mediator. You are an ADR Specialist" CLE and CME program on May 7.

March 21, 2014
Upcoming CLE: You are more than a mediator. You are an ADR specialist.

Your client has a problem to be solved or an opportunity to secure. You should analyze the situation and design a dispute resolution process to fits the needs. Have you thought about the appropriate ADR tools to use? Should you use just one?

March 4, 2014
Do you have the Blues or are you S.A.D.?

Along with the freezing cold temperatures, school cancellations, demanding clients, winter weather warnings and lack of sunshine comes the potential for seasonal affective disorder.

February 13, 2014
10 Cornerstones of Mediation Advocacy - Part 2

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.

January 22, 2014
10 Cornerstones of Mediation Advocacy - Part 1

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.

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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

Phyllis Armstrong

“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