About ADR


The ADR Section was designed to provide a forum for lawyers interested in alternative dispute resolution and to provide a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas leading to an improvement of individual ADR skills and abilities. The ADR Section will keep the Bar membership informed and updated regarding legislation, rules, and policies in connection with mediation, arbitration and other ADR processes and the responsibilities they impose on mediator and arbitrator members, as well as provide quality continuing legal education programs.

ADR BUDGET 2015-2016

The purposes of the Section are:

a. To provide an organization within The Florida Bar open to all members in good standing in The Florida Bar who have a common interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution.

b. To provide a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas leading to an improvement of individual ADR skills and abilities, both as a participant and as a neutral.

c. To assist the Courts in establishing methods of expeditious administration of mediations by making formal recommendations to the Supreme Court Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules and Policy.

d. To assist members of The Florida Bar who generally desire to increase their effectiveness as ADR participants.

e. To keep the membership informed and updated regarding legislation, rules, and policies in connection with mediation and other ADR processes and the responsibilities they impose on mediator and arbitrator members (as well as other ADR professionals who may ultimately be included).

f. To provide a forum for the educational discussion of ethical considerations for ADR participants.