Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
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- 09.12.2014ADR Section Meeting Minutes Available
Minutes for the February, April, June and August 2014 ADR Section Executive Committee meetings have been posted.
- 09.10.2014Confessions of a Mediator
This post by Megan Weddle talks about the frustrations and triumphs of working as a mediator, and she also gives advice on how to make mediation more effective.
- 09.09.2014CLE Commission Launches New Search Websites, Asks for Feedback
Two new CLE-search websites could help locate CME credit courses more easily.
- 09.09.2014Midwest Mediation Conference Comes to Indy
Take this opportunity and register to attend the 4th Annual Midwest Mediation Conference being held right in Indianapolis!
- 08.26.2014Upcoming CLE with Mediation Credit: What Happens When You Don't Settle at Mediation?
Learn what happens when you don't settle a mediation and then attend the ADR Annual Social immediately following the seminar.
- 08.08.2014Class Action Arbitration Should be Decided by Courts, Says Appellate Court
A recent federal court decision rules that arbitration of class action claims is an issue for courts to decide - not arbitrators.
- 07.30.2014National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals Announces Indiana Chapter Website
A new website has been launched whose aim is to "make life easier" for local legal professionals in need of ADR professionals' services.
- 07.23.2014Volunteers Needed for Mediation Day 2014
Registered domestic mediators are needed to volunteer for our fifth annual Mediation Day on September 26.
- 07.14.2014Couples Counseling for Ex-Spouses is a Valuable Option
When couples repeatedly come back for mediation, there may be a bigger issue than the conflict itself.
- 07.08.2014What To Do When There's a Wait
During mediation, there can be loads of downtime between you and your client. Here's how to make the most of the wait time.
- 06.17.2014Actions May Speak Louder than Words...But in Mediation, They're Just as Confidential
Whether a party said it, did it or just thought it at mediation, it's not coming into evidence. See this April 2014 appellate case addressing whether a party's actions at mediation were then admissible at trial.
- 06.10.2014Domestic Mediation Cross-Over Training Available
Indiana's only domestic mediation cross-over training will be held on August 6-8, 2014 at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
- 05.30.2014Upcoming CLE: Mediation Practice Management
A panel of experienced local mediators will offer practical tips for mediation practice management to help run a more effective mediation practice.
- 05.15.2014Engaging conflict for fun and profit: Current and emerging career trends in conflict resolution
Bob Rhudy and MACRO have given the conflict resolution field a priceless gift. Mr. Rhudy has written an exhaustive, well-researched, study on the options for getting a job as a mediator.
- 05.06.2014New Online Services for Hoosier Mediators
Seventeen years after the Commission for Continuing Legal Education first compiled a directory of registered mediators in Indiana, the list of mediators is getting a full makeover for the digital age.
- 04.16.2014About 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.
- 03.21.2014Upcoming 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?
- 03.04.2014Do 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.
- 02.13.201410 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.
- 01.22.201410 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.
- 12.17.2013Please Note: CME Credit Not Available for Online CLE
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.
- 10.21.2013Thank You, Mediation Day Volunteers!
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.