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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. 

2024 Spring Conference

2024 Spring Conference

April 10-13 in San Diego, CA

Don’t miss the premier event for dispute resolution professionals. Choose from over 50 educational programs to meet your professional development needs. Network and socialize with fellow attendees at unique local events. Be inspired by keynote speakers and celebrate this year’s ADR awardees. Whether you are new to the field or have been practicing for decades, the conference has something for you!

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2024 Arbitration Institute

Atlanta, GA

June 6-7 in Atlanta, GA

Presented by nationally recognized experts, the Institute features comprehensive sessions on every stage of the arbitral process examined from the vantage point of neutrals, advocates, and in-house counsel. Substantive sessions address specific areas of arbitral practice. Small group break-out discussions follow, which allow participants to interact in depth with the faculty and each other.

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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!

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