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Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee

The Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the ACBA Headquarters, in conference room A.

This Committee shall focus on alternate means and methodology of resolving conflicts and disputes, in addition to traditional litigation within the judicial system. Non-judicial methods such as mediation, conciliation, collaborative law, fact-finding, mini-trials, and arbitration are considered viable and efficient alternate methods of dispute resolution. Its goals are to sponsor educational programs for members of the bar and for the public, to familiarize both of these groups with the available options, to be a clearinghouse of ADR activities and study application of ADR methods locally, and to act as a networking resource.

ACBA Liaison: Whitney Hughes, 412-402-6703

2013-2014 year end report

ADR Committee Directory application form

ABA Code of Ethics for Arbitrators in Commercial Disputes (February 2004)

ABA/AAA/ACR Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators (August 2005)

Comparison of alternative dispute resolution options in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of PA’s ADR Program

Frequently asked questions about mediation

Kaplan Lecture features understanding-based, non-caucus mediation model

Committee officers