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Alternative Dispute Resolution News


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Posted on: Apr 7, 2021

The consistent focus by the state and federal judicial systems on alternative dispute resolution processes has made mediation an essential element of the civil trial process.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2021

The Indiana Supreme Court Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure has posted four proposed rule amendments online for public comment.   

Posted on: Mar 19, 2021

Practical Tips for a Successful Mediation from Successful Mediators, a one hour live Webinar via Zoom, will be held on April 21, 2021, at noon. 

Posted on: Mar 4, 2021

A variety of scholarships, including a scholarship from the ADR Section, are available to attend the 2021 IndyBar Bench Bar Conference June 17-19, 2021 at the Louisville Downtown Omni Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2021

Hello, I’m Joan Champagne, and I am the Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. First of all, our executive committee is creating programming with a balanced focus on civil mediation and domestic relations mediation, and ADR Plus Section members attend our one-hour CLEs at no cost. At this time, our CLE programming is virtual, but as soon as we are able to do so, we will have onsite programming and networking events!

Posted on: Feb 26, 2021

“What if you could get exactly what you want in life by reading and understanding the body language of murderers?” asks Janine Driver, New York Times Best-Selling Author and Award-Winning Keynote Speaker. With more than 16 years of experience as a federal law enforcement officer within the Department of Justice, Janine will be presenting the opening plenary session for the 2021 Bench Bar Conference in Louisville from June 17-19.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2021

Virtual mediation remains not only a viable option for resolving legal disputes, but for many, the preferred option. As vaccines are distributed and the pandemic eventually wanes, virtual mediation is likely to stick around.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2021

Once the mediator’s report is filed, the mediator is usually finished with the case forever, and often the last thing a mediator wants to do is to keep thinking about a case after the mediation has concluded. But for a mediator to go the extra mile to give his or her impressions to each attorney, this can create reverberations that result in the eventual resolution of the matter. Giving feedback is also a form of mentoring.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2021

I read an article that said Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. is the best time of the week to schedule a meeting. But with mediations usually starting no later than 1:30 p.m., this is impractical. Still, it may be helpful to be more mindful in the scheduling of the mediations.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2021

How can you keep up with pending legislation that’s important to you and your practice? With the help of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, the IndyBar Legislative Committee (chaired by Mindy Westrick of the Indiana Energy Association) provides weekly Bill Watch reports throughout the session, which highlight progress and recent actions taken on bills being monitored by the association.


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