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.
We are currently offering the following programs:
All of our programs are FREE. We can tailor the presentation to your time requirements, providing a single speaker for as little as 15 or 20 minutes, up to a panel of three or four presenters for as much as a half-day. All of our speakers are highly experienced arbitrators and mediators who are committed to alternative dispute resolution, and they will not only provide your organization with a lively and entertaining presentation, but they welcome interruptions and audience participation, and will be able to answer most, if not all, of your questions about the use and benefits of the various forms of alternative dispute resolution and litigation avoidance.
Interested in joining this section? Enroll now to start networking and collaborating with members in your practice area!
SBA Section Administrator
4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266