Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

December 16, 2014
Collaborative Divorce in Indiana - Indiana Divorce Law 2014

Check out this post by Ryan Cassman to read about how mediation practices can help resolve a divorce without it going to trial.

December 11, 2014
When Mediating a Case, Don't Focus Only on Numbers

A mediation agreement often comes down to numbers, but focusing on numbers alone can have an overall negative effect. Check out this post for more.

December 2, 2014
Lessons in Arbitration from Masters v. Masters

Check out this post by Detra Mills to read why an arbitrator's judgment was found erroneous on appeal in the case of Masters v. Masters.

November 25, 2014
How Hunger Can Hinder Mediation

Elodie Meuser writes about a simple practice that can seemingly make or break the success of a mediation session: keeping hunger pangs at bay for participants. Learn more in this post.

October 21, 2014
Negotiation Tips from a Sitcom

Check out this post for a humorous take on a few basic negotiation tips, courtesy of the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

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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