ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

About the Committee

Mission

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee is concerned with developments and optimum use of all forms of alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration, mediation, summary jury trials, mini-trials, early neutral evaluation, as well as effective settlement and negotiation techniques. Alternative dispute resolution is considered both within the formal litigation process and pre-suit, and the committee sponsors numerous programs to enhance the advocate’s skills in these procedures.

Message from the Chairs

We welcome you to Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee’s webpage!

We encourage you to join and be involved in the ADR Committee. We have an ambitious plan for the year ahead and hope that you will be a part of it.

The best way to become more involved and visible within the committee is to join one of our many subcommittees. Just email the Committee’s cochairs (Betsy A. Hellmann, Mitchell Marinello, Henry Chalmers) to let us know which subcommittees you are interested in joining. The specific subcommittees are:

• Sound Advice: This committee arranges for podcasts of 5 to 10 minutes on topics of interest
• Roundtable: This committee organizes webinars that feature guest speakers on topics of interest.
• Arbitration
• Construction
• Diversity
• Employment
• International
• Mediation
• Membership
• Publications
• Programs
• Securities
• Website
• Settlement Counsel

In addition, we consider articles and “news and development” pieces for our quarterly newsletter and website on a rolling basis throughout the year. Please let us know if you are interested in publishing with us.

These are just a few highlights. There is a lot going on in our committee, and we want to encourage you to become an active member. Please reach out to us if you would like to increase your level of involvement or have any great ideas about member benefits we could offer.

We look forward to meeting you!

Betsy A. Hellmann, Mitchell Marinello, and Henry Chalmers
Cochairs, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee

Subcommittees

Our active subcommittees include:

• Arbitration

• Book Task Force

• Construction

• Diversity

• Employment

• International

• Membership

• Mediation

• Publications

• Programs

• Securities

• Settlement Counsel

• Website

Find contact information for committee and subcommittee chairs:

Download Subcommittee Leadership Roster | PDF

 


Committee Leadership

Cochairs

Betsy A. Hellmann
Mitchell L. Marinello
Henry Chalmers

Web Editors

John G. Bickerman
Mitchell L. Marinello

Newsletter Editor

P. Jean Baker