Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

January 21, 2015
Successful Small Talk Has Big Benefits

Small talk is a natural part of life, but it doesn't always come naturally. Check out this post for some tips on how to be better at small talk.

January 14, 2015
You're Invited: Coffee Hour at IU McKinney

ADR Section members are invited to coffee hour with IU McKinney students at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, February 4.

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.

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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