Mediation Week

ABA Mediation Week will be held during the week of October 13 - 19, 2019. The theme for this year’s ABA Mediation Week is The Importance of Using Diverse Neutrals

Organizations and Institutions from around the world will hold events in recognition of ABA Mediation Week.

You must register your event using this form.

View a list of events in your area.

Need help creating an event, see the Mediation Event in a Box Toolkit to help get started with your organizations mediation event.

The ABA Mediation Week initiative is a celebration of the strides we have made in institutionalizing mediation as one of several appropriate dispute resolution processes. 

If you would like your event or activity listed as part of the ABA Mediation Week on the ABA website this year, please complete this registration form which sets forth information about your organization and your contemplated activity.

For more information contact Linda Seely at or 202-662-1680.

We have put together a Toolkit of resources to help organizations and individuals help promote mediation and Mediation Week.



Celebrate Mediation Week at the ABA Offices

5:00 PM
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The ABA Mid Atlantic Regional Chapter Of The Section Of Dispute Resolution Invites You To A Discussion On Diversity

Celebrate Mediation Week: The Importance of Using Diverse Neutrals

This is a great opportunity to learn from fascinating people and engage with the Mid-Atlantic mediation community at a deeper level as we discuss the genesis of Resolution 105 and why the American Bar Association, the Section of Dispute Resolution and the Women in Dispute Resolution believe in the importance of diversity, and what has been done to implement the goals and objectives outlined in the Resolution.  We also invite you to hear from participants about their experiences with diversity, programs that have addressed this issue head on, and plans for moving forward.

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Time: 5:00pm to 7:00 pm
Location: ABA Office in DC, 1050 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036

Speakers:  Homer LaRue- former Section Chair and Professor of Law at Howard University School of Law; Arthur Pearlstein-Director of Office of Arbitration for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services offices; Ann Lesser- American Arbitration Association’s Labor, Employment and Elections Division; and Chris Kwok- CoChair of the National Association of National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Committee and a neutral with JAMS NYC.  

Registration is FREE!

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