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Lawyers Speak Out about ADR

Posted By Administration, Friday, June 26, 2015
Updated: Thursday, June 18, 2015

You might be interested to hear what some Virginia lawyers have to say about ADR.

They want effective mediators and are not always satisfied with how their mediators perform. They are also concerned about how confidentiality works and what might be discoverable from the mediation process should a settlement not be reached. They want to know how to use the process well, but do not always realize that they can establish parameters and expectations for the process.

Lawyers have asked the Joint Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee for more training opportunities, and examples of how different kinds of mediation can work.

Our Joint ADR Committee was invited to make presentations during the March and April VSB Solo/Small Firm conferences. Afterward, lawyers told us in feedback surveys that they learned helpful information in the program we designed, and they valued the lists and links to Virginia ADR statutes that we provided. We expect opportunities to continue this educational service to members of the bar.

Some additional targeted pages [in PDF] from the solo/small firm course materials you may find valuable:

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) basics

How lawyers can approach ADR

About mediation

The ethics of ADR

Arbitration basics

ADR resources and tips

Why join the Joint Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee

Tags:  ADR  ADR statutes  Alternative Dispute Resolution  mediators  small firm practitioner  solo practitioner  training 

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Donita M. King says...
Posted Monday, June 29, 2015
A great resource with easy access for the legal community! Certainly worth taking a minute or two to give it a look!
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