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Section of Dispute Resolution

The Section of Dispute Resolution provides members with accessible, relevant and cutting-edge information, practice tips, and skill-building opportunities. We are a vibrant forum for networking, professional development, and research that bridges together unique and diverse perspectives. 

About the Section

Established in 1993, the Section of Dispute Resolution is a global thought leader in the dispute resolution field. We advance and promote fair, prompt, and cost-effective dispute resolution, we facilitate and support innovative research and collaboration on policy and practices, and we unite everyone in the field to network and grow their skillset.

Thank You to our Section Sponsors!

Peacemaker Legal


Peacemaker offers powerful yet simple software to optimize any in-person, online, or hybrid mediation – including those on Zoom and Teams. Run sessions from a cell phone, tablet, or laptop. Learn more and start your free trial.

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NextLevel Mediation

NextLevel Mediation

NextLevel Mediation provides a decision science-based application that assists mediators in understanding client priorities while providing clients with a clearer understanding of their best path forward in mediation, litigation, or ADR. The application was designed to enhance ODR, and as ODR increases in popularity, this application serves as a beneficial tool for attorneys, clients, and mediators. Section members receive a complimentary 30-day trial of the subscription service and an additional 20% discount via code ABADISCOUNT20.

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