Welcome to the November 2019 issue of Just Resolutions, sponsored by WIDR, the Women in Dispute Resolution committee. WIDR has largely focused during the last few years on the passage and rollout of ABA Resolution 105, which promotes the use of diverse arbitrators and mediators. This year, we’ve shifted our focus to helping our members as they strive to be known for their excellence as well as their diversity. We’ve adopted a theme: That’s a Great Idea: How to Improve Your ADR Practice. We’re implementing it in this issue of Just Resolutions by presenting authors with practical suggestions for enhancing our mediation skills through a better understanding of emotional intelligence, presenting ourselves effectively as arbitrators, and marketing our dispute resolution practices.
Please consider joining us for our monthly meetings, noon Eastern on the first Friday of the month. We plan on presenting fairly short, informal programs with ideas on how to be more effective as an arbitrator or mediator and how to improve the operation of your dispute resolution practice.
Chair of the subcommittee on regional chairs
Chair of the subcommittee on outreach