New Member Resources

Vol. 18 No. 2

Dispute Resolution Magazine is now on the Web

All of the Dispute Resolution Magazine issues and great articles, dating back to the first issue in 1994, are now available on the Section of Dispute Resolution web site. The enhanced magazine archive is a member benefit, so you will need to use your ABA member log in and password to access the Magazine web site. Please go to to visit our new web site.

Mediation Video Center – A New Video Resource

Through a joint project of the Section’s Mediation Committee and the Suffolk Law Center for Representation in Dispute Resolution, we proudly bring you the exciting Mediation Video Center, a video resource for mediation and negotiation.  Use these video clips to educate your clients, as an instruction tool in the classroom, or to hone your skills. They are available at

Annotated Code of Ethics for Arbitrators in Commercial Disputes Now Available

The Section’s Arbitration Committee and the Ethics Committee of the College of Commercial Arbitrators have annotated the Code of Ethics for Arbitrators in Commercial Disputes. Have a question on whether to disclose an interest or relationship that is likely to affect impartiality or which might create an appearance of partiality?  Are you an arbitrator that has been appointed by one party and want to know your duty to determine and disclose their status?  Go to to find answers and to see how courts have interpreted the Code of Ethics for Arbitrators in Commercial Disputes.

National Clearinghouse for Mediator Ethics Opinions Updated

The searchable database provides comprehensive coverage of over 300 mediator ethics opinions from 43 states.  The database contains a short summary of each opinion with a hyperlink to the original opinion or document issued by the state or national body. Visit

Section to Recognize Members for Their Pro Bono Work           

The Pro Bono committee has embarked on a program to recognize the good works and pro bono efforts that Section members have undertaken. Please go to and fill out the brief form and tell us about your pro bono work or a particular project that you or a colleague have undertaken. We recognize that many of you serve pro bono for court programs. We want to collect information on other types of pro bono projects that you have undertaken outside the court programs.  The purpose is to compile all the activities so we may recognize the good work of our members as well as provide a forum for our members to share their pro bono experiences. 

Each month, we will highlight in the e-Newsletter and on the Section homepage, Section members who have made outstanding or unique contributions to their community without expectation of compensation. We look forward to recognizing the outstanding service and contributions of our members.




DISPUTE RESOLUTION MAGAZINE is published quarterly (4 times a year) by the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution. Dispute Resolution Magazine provides timely, insightful and resourceful information regarding the latest developments, news and trends in the growing field of dispute resolution throughout the world and features internationally-known scholars and practitioners as authors.


Dispute Resolution Magazine Editorial Board

Joseph B. Stulberg
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Columbus, OH


Nancy A. Welsh
The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University Carlisle/ University Park, PA


Chair Emeritus
Frank Sander
Cambridge, MA


James Coben
Hamline University School of Law
St. Paul, MN


Howard Herman
San Francisco, CA


Bennett G. Picker
Stradley Ronon
Philadelphia, PA


Effie D. Silva
McDermott Will & Emory LLP
Miami, FL


Donna Stienstra
Federal Judicial Center
Washington, DC


Zena Zumeta
Mediation Training & Consultation Institute
Ann Arbor, MI


Gina Viola Brown


Associate Editor
Louisa Williams


The Editorial Board welcomes the submission of article concepts as well as draft articles relevant to the field of dispute resolution. The Editorial Board reviews all submissions and makes final decisions as to the publication of articles in Dispute Resolution Magazine. Author guidelines for submissions are available below. 

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