Alternative Dispute Resolution


Promotes the awareness and use of dispute resolution methods other than litigation (including negotiation, mediation facilitation, arbitration, mini-trials, use of special masters, and fact finding) among members of the State Bar; the business, professional and legal communities; and the public at large.

This awareness and use will be promoted by educational activities, participation in rule-making and legislation and other appropriate activities.

How to Manage Conflict and Resolve Disputes

Conflict has been, is, and always will be, a part of our lives. It permeates our personal, professional and business environments and has compromised our public and political processes and virtually taken over our governmental institutions. The United States has become the most litigious society in the world.

One of the primary goals of Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Arizona is to promote the awareness and use of alternative dispute resolution methods, not only among members of the State Bar, but among the business and professional community and the public at large. In order to better fulfill that mission, the Section is offering programs to those audiences to promote a better understanding of, and hopefully increase the use of, alternative dispute resolution processes to prevent, manage and resolve conflicts in the private and public sectors.


Interested in joining this section? Enroll now to start networking and collaborating with members in your practice area!

SBA Section Administrator

Nancy Nichols
4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266