MISSION

The ADR Committee seeks to promote to lawyers, the judiciary, and the public, the use and value of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes. These processes help parties resolve disputes without a trial in a less costly and more timely and satisfying manner. In particular, we offer members of the bench and the bar, tools and resources so that they can be more effective and successful ADR practitioners or consumers. The Committee organizes substantive webinars and seminars featuring experienced and knowledgeable speakers on all aspects of ADR, for which participants can receive CLE and CME credits.


Chair:

Mark Greenberg – mark@btmediation.com | (561) 253-1482

Past Committee Chairs:

Rosine M. Plank-Brumback (2017-2020), Theodore A. Deckert (2015-2017), Amber E.B. McMichael (2012-2015), W. Jay Hunston, Jr. (2000-2012)

2020-2021 Committee Members:

Tami Augen Rhodes, Bruce A. Blitman, Judge Lucy Chernow Brown (Ret.), William J. Cea, Theodore A. Deckert, Lawrence Gordon, W. Jay Hunston, Jr., Jeffrey H. Marcus, Nicholas Marzuk, Kathryn L. McHale, Daria Pustilnik, Rosine M. Plank-Brumback, John B. Sochacki, Donna Greenspan Solomon, Judge Kenneth D. Stern (Ret.), and J. Harley Toufanian

Committees are a great way to get involved with your local bar association, network with your colleagues and become a leader in your legal community.


EVENT NAME PROGRAM DATE PROGRAM TITLE PROGRAM AGENDA
ADR SESSION AT THE ANNUAL PBCBA BENCH BAR CONFERENCE
Friday, August 28, 2020 You Can Always Be a Better Negotiator
Friday, February 22, 2019 Using Neutrals to Expedite ESI Disputes
Friday, March 9, 2018 Working Together to Maximize Benefits of ADR for Clients

The ADR Committee’s annual signature event is a full-day seminar held on the second Monday in February where the committee showcases and anticipates cutting edge topics in the constantly evolving ADR tapestry.

EVENT NAME PROGRAM DATE PROGRAM TITLE PROGRAM AGENDA WEBINAR PHOTO GALLERY
ANNUAL ADR SEMINAR
Monday, February 10, 2020 The New Flavors of ADR
Monday, February 11, 2019 Emerging Trends in ADR and ODR – Blending the Old and the New
Monday, February 12, 2018 Evolving Trends in ADR: Cooperation, the Key to Agreement

In commemoration of Mediation Week (third week in October) and Conflict Resolution Day (third Thursday of October), the ADR Committee organizes several activities to promote the use and value of mediation.  These include a mediation seminar for ADR and legal professionals and a PBC high school essay contest with cash prizes awarded to the student winners and their teachers.  Additionally, the Committee obtains proclamations from local political bodies recognizing mediation as an effective alternative to litigation and court trials and expressing appreciation to the PBCBA for promoting ADR (see Proclamations).

EVENT NAME PROGRAM DATE PROGRAM TITLE PROGRAM AGENDA WEBINAR PHOTO GALLERY
ANNUAL MEDIATION WEEK
Mediation Seminar October 17, 2019 Navigating Complex Mediations
October 18, 2018 Mediation – A Civil Way to Resolve Disputes
PBC High School Essay October 2019 Win-Win Through Mediation
October 17, 2018 Mediation – A Civil Way to Resolve Disputes

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PHOTO GALLERY

Photos from the ADR Seminar held on Feb. 12, 2018

Photos from the ADR Seminar held on Feb. 11, 2019

Photos from the ADR seminar “The New Flavors of ADR” on Feb. 10, 2020.

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