Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

February 25, 2015
First Impressions Matter in Mediation

First impressions matter when it comes to mediating or negotiating. Check out this post for advice on how to make your first impression a positive one!

February 11, 2015
What's Better in the Long Run: Emotional or Neutral Speech?

Although emotionally charged speech may be an instant attention getter, apparently the use of neutral speech is more memorable. Check out this post for more on the topic and why it matters in mediation.

February 3, 2015
Tools for a Successful Mediation

A successful mediation requires preparation and planning. Check out this post for tools and tips on how to do just that!

February 3, 2015
The Bottom Line: Who Pays for Mediation in Particular Cases?

A deaf Indiana man is suing state courts after he was denied an interpreter for mediation. This case raises questions about funding for mediation and who should ultimately be responsible for paying.

January 29, 2015
Keep Calm and Carry On? Not So Fast...

"Keep calm and carry on" may not work for mediators when it comes to negotiating important points. Check out this post to find out why.

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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

Christine Douglas

“Welcome to the online home of the Indianapolis Bar Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution section. As the 2015 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.”

Christine Douglas - 2015 ADR Section Chair - Harden Jackson LLC