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.


Advanced Alternative Disputes Resolution Course
Friday, January 12

AUSTIN – Live Presentation
Texas Law Center (512-427-1574)
More Information and Registration
CAN’T MAKE IT TO AUSTIN? Watch from your computer or mobile device!
LIVE WEBCAST – Separate registration required.


ADR Section Annual Meeting and Digital Election
Friday, January 14

Dear section members,

As the Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution Course has now moved to a virtual format, the ADR Section will now be holding its annual membership meeting digitally via email vote.

On the morning of Friday, January 14, section members will receive an email containing a link to cast their vote on the section’s nominated slate of officers and new council members, listed below.

The annual membership meeting voting window will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST on Friday, January 14 only. Votes cast outside of this window will be discarded. The Advanced ADR Course will follow, beginning at 8:55 a.m. CST, January 14. You do not have to attend the Advanced ADR Course to vote in the section’s Annual Meeting.

Nominated Slate of Officers and Council 

The section’s nominating committee recommends the slate below, which will be subject to official digital vote. The slate includes officers that will take their new positions in June 2022, as well as six council members with three-year terms expiring in 2024 and 2025.

Daniel David Martinez, Chair*
Paul Clote, Chair-Elect
Ingeuneal Gray, Treasurer
Aric Garza, Secretary
David Harrell, Immediate Past Chair*

*Per section bylaws, current Chair David Harrell automatically ascends to the immediate past chair position. Current Chair-Elect Daniel David Martinez automatically ascends to the position of chair.

Council Members – Terms expire in 2024
Sharmeen Ladhani
Hon. Rick Morris
Sylvia Mayer

Council Members – Terms expire in 2025
Danielle Comeaux
Ronald Wiesenthal
Tim McInturf

Voting begins at 8 a.m. CST and ends at 5 p.m. CST on Friday, January 14 only.

Only current section members in good standing are eligible to vote. Proxy votes will not be accepted. Duplicate votes and any votes cast outside of the above voting window will be discarded.


Mediation Training

40-Hour Mediation Training Live-Online, Conroe, Texas, June 3-4, 9-11, 2021, Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County, Inc., SBOT MCLE Approved—38 Hours, 4 Ethics. Exceeds the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable and Texas Mediator Credentialing Association training requirements. Contact Information: 936-760-6914, mediate@mctx.org, www.resolution-center.org/mediation-training/general-mediation-training/

Mental Health and Mediation: Promoting the Well-Being of Disputants. Online, sponsored by the Office of Dispute Resolution for Lubbock County and developed in collaboration with the National Center for State Courts. July 27-29, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Contact information: 806-775-1720, odr@lubbockcounty.gov, online registration here.

40-Hour Mediation Training, San Marcos, Texas (Online), August 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, and 14, 2021, Central Texas Dispute Resolution Center, SBOT MCLE Pending—40 Hours, 4 Ethics. Meets the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable and Texas Mediator Credentialing Association training requirements. Contact Information: 512-878-0382, office@centexdrc.org, http://centexdrc.org/Information/Training/Default.aspx