Thank you for your interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) and welcome to DRI’s ADR Committee homepage.
The ADR Committee addresses issues of interest to ADR professionals, attorneys and their clients. The ADR Committee explores the practical implications of using arbitration, mediation and negotiation as cost effective and time-saving alternatives to litigation.
Our activities this year have included spearheading DRI’s new partnership with the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (“NADN”) and the launch of the DRI Neutral Database which provides DRI members with access to the biographies of more than 800 top-rated neutrals nationwide. The database can be searched by state, type of dispute, ADR practice expertise, and other criteria. In addition, the NADN live calendar function enables DRI members to research mediator availability.
The ADR Committee provides many opportunities for member involvement, such as with program development, publications, membership recruitment, and other committee projects. We are currently recruiting authors for upcoming issues of the ADR newsletter. Please contact our Publications Chair, Mike Gridley
to express your interest, or to obtain additional information. We are also seeking an ADR Committee member to serve as liaison to the Corporate Counsel Committee. If you are a member of Corporate Counsel and would like volunteer or obtain more information, please contact our Vice Chair, Thomas E. Liptak
If you have additional questions, or would like to get involved with the ADR Committee in some other way, please contact the ADR Committee Chair, Sandra Tvarian Stevens