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Welcome to the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
of the State Bar of Texas

Our Mission:  
To educate the public about ADR including being a resource to questions from
practitioners and legislators about the proper role of alternative dispute resolution in our society.

SAVE THE DATE!

ADR Section Advanced CLE - January 8, 2021

In contrast to previous years, when the program has been held at the State Bar Building in Austin, the 2021 program will be on-line, with 6.50 hours total (3.75 hours ethics!).

We will have excellent speakers, new faces and topics, and a breadth of useful, helpful information for practitioners. The program will be illuminating for mediators, arbitrators, and lawyers who represent clients in ADR venues.

  • Lonnie Schooler, who has given the Arbitration Update for many years, will provide his annual summary with wit and wisdom.
  • Former State Bar President Bob Black and Sarah Keathley will discuss the impact of online/video mediations on family law and commercial cases. 
  • Jennifer Ortiz Prather, supervisory attorney for ADR for the U.S. EEOC, will speak to implicit bias. 
  • Aric Garza of San Antonio will lead a panel on consumer arbitrations. 
  • Trey Bergman and his panel will provide practice tips for mediation and arbitration of a wide variety of cases (family law, PI, employment, construction, commercial and probate/trust cases).
  • Family law practitioners will receive special focus in a presentation by former ADR Section Chair Linda Meekins McLain. 
  • Brian C. Hewitt of Indianapolis will enlighten and entertain with his description of personality-driven approaches to mediation. 
  • A panel of luminaries headed by Sharmeen Ladhani with the IRS’s Office of Chief Counsel will discuss the Conciliation and Arbitration Board, its role, objectives, and successes.

A fascinating program! Plan to attend. You will come away with practical knowledge that will be immediately useful.

 

Upcoming Event

TMCA 16th Annual Symposium
Saturday, October 24, 2020
TXMCA.org

Upcoming Event

Labor & Employment Relations Association (LERA)
Virtual ADR from A to Z
Five-Part Video Conference Series
Starting September 16, 2020, at noon

  • Zoom Arbitration
  • Mock Arbitration
  • Advocates' Remote Arbitration Strategy
  • The Ins and Outs of Virtual Mediation
  • Ethics Roundtable Discussion

For more information and to register, go here.