Section of Dispute Resolution

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Request for Proposals

The 2019 Annual Spring Conference will be held on April 10-13, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota The Section seeks program proposals for the approximately 90 educational and networking programs that will be scheduled during the four days of the event.

Upcoming Events

Relational Practice Virtual Summit

The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Task Force on Relational Practices has designed this online conference to explore the so called “soft skills” used in relational practice. Some of the online conference programs will be live while others will be pre-recorded.

Webinar

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16th Annual Mediation Institute

Small group discussions led by experts in the field follow each of the plenary sessions. The opportunity for mediators and advocates to interact in small facilitated groups provides a unique environment to enhance your skill, knowledge and understanding of the mediation process.

ABA Chicago Offices, October 25-26

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Membership

Lawyers, judges, law students, non lawyer dispute resolution professionals and international lawyers. Membership in the ABA is a prerequisite to enrollment in the Section of Dispute Resolution.

About the Section

The Section of Dispute Resolution, established in 1993, has over 11,000 members. The Section is a global leader in dispute resolution. We advance and promote fair, prompt, and cost effective dispute resolution. We convene, facilitate, and support innovative research, education, debate, and collaboration on dispute resolution policy and practices. The Section holds numerous in-person educational programs throughout the year, including a spring conference, the Arbitration Institute, and the Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute. The Section also convenes teleconferences and webinars on topics of interest to members.

Events & CLE

The Section holds over 200 hours of accredited CLE programs per year in a variety of different formats; from in-person conferences and skills-based trainings, to teleconferences and break-out sessions at ABA meetings.

Section Publications

Publications

We produce high quality publications in the dispute resolution field to demonstrate the Section's leadership and to serve its membership, the bench, the bar, and the general public.

Leadership

See all 2017-2018 Section Council members and Committee, Task Force and Board Chairs.

Featured Publication

This user-friendly, practical resource is designed for today’s legal professional who desires to improve their communication, client service and leadership skills and create a high performance, high functioning workplace. Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence is the first comprehensive guide to understanding and raising emotional intelligence (EI) in the unique context of law practice.

Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence

Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence is the first comprehensive guide to understanding and raising emotional intelligence (EI) in the unique context of law practice.

Events & CLE

The Section holds over 200 hours of accredited CLE programs per year in a variety of different formats; from in-person conferences and skills-based trainings, to teleconferences and break-out sessions at ABA meetings.

Resouces

The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution has compiled the Section’s resource materials