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Is Your Joint ADR Membership Current?

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Updated: Monday, June 13, 2016

Are you curious about this Joint ADR Committee, how it got started, why it is “joint,” what we are trying to do, and why it is possibly the best bargain in town?

Join us to find out about Virginia’s unique ADR community and why it is at the forefront. For a taste, see the April 2016 Virginia Lawyer article by member Jeanne Franklin, "How ADR Has Changed the Practice of Law -- or Has It? Join Our Dialogue."

2016 VSB dues insert for Joint ADR Committee membershipsNow is the perfect time. Practicing lawyers in the Virginia State Bar recently received a mailed invoice for VSB dues. Inside that mailing is a cream-colored insert for Joint ADR dues renewals and for new member sign-ups. Dues for this active section are $25 a year. Encourage your colleagues to join!

Please submit payment or credit card information with the filled-out insert data to The Virginia Bar Association, as noted on the form.

Joint ADR Committee members who also are VBA members are invoiced on a calendar year schedule. If you have questions about your VBA membership, please call the association at 804-644-0041.

For details about the Joint ADR Committee, go to our webpage on the website or navigate to

Tags:  dues  Joint Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee  The Virginia Bar Association  Virginia State Bar 

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Jeanne F. Franklin says...
Posted Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The Joint Committee needs more input from lawyers about their experiences using ADR to educate and empower us to help lawyers and educate neutrals better in their own practices. The Joint Committee is just starting to hear the tip of the iceberg about what lawyers really think of their ADR experiences. For example, the VSB article cited above lists some questions we've heard. The two really relevant commentaries on lawyer experiences in our spring Newsletter (check out the committee webpage) provide additional perspective and we recommend your taking 10 minutes to read them. Then, just this week, the ABA ran a fine luncheon panel in DC where two well known mediators and 4 practitioners traded ideas about advocacy and other issues in mediation, offering some differing perspectives - some provocative. It all underlines the fluidity of mediation process and that lawyers can and should work with the mediator in advance to shape a process. But what are your thoughts or experiences in this regard? Please tell us and please join us.
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Donita M. King says...
Posted Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Such an exchange makes for a better process and result for the clients. Mediators need feedback and input from advocates, and vice-versa, to enable the professionsals to better do their jobs.
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