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JAMS Diversity

We Embrace Diversity

The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means appreciating that each individual is unique, and recognizes that with those differences come different strengths. It is about understanding each other and celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual. These can be along the dimensions of age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, religious beliefs, or other ideologies.

The "business case for diversity" embraces the notion that in a global marketplace, a company should strive to employ a diverse workforce. At JAMS, we believe that diversity significantly enhances the quality of the services we provide our clients. We value and encourage diverse viewpoints and leverage them to guide our business.

Promoting Diversity in ADR

JAMS is also steadfast in pursuing increased diversity among ADR practitioners. We recognize the benefits of recruiting and retaining the most qualified ADR professionals inclusive of varied ethnicity, race, gender, religion and sexual orientation.

We encourage you to partner with us in a collective effort to bring more diversity to ADR. We invite law firms, corporations and legal organizations to:

  • Consider women and ethnically diverse mediators and arbitrators when evaluating your case and participating in the selection of ADR professionals
  • Consider utilizing a Diversity and Inclusion Clause for arbitration contracts
  • Let us help you measure progress by tracking your firm’s neutral selection data
For more information on our diverse panel, please contact the JAMS Diversity Program Manager, Joanne Saint Louis.

Highlighting Diverse Voices at JAMS


Diversity at JAMS

JAMS strives for diversity across the dimensions articulated in our diversity statement above. We are particularly encouraged by the ethnic and gender diversity snapshot depicted in the following workforce demographics below. At JAMS, diversity starts with our senior management and is reflected throughout our entire workforce, which is comprised of:


Diverse Senior Management

Diverse Executives & Senior Management


Women Executives & Senior Management


Diverse Associates


Women Associates

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Senior Leadership at JAMS: Women at the Helm

Nearly half of the company’s top executives—five out of 12—are women, with Kim Taylor being recently named president. We spoke with each of these women to learn about their journeys to JAMS, why they’ve stayed, the challenges they’ve faced, why diversity is important and their advice for those following in their footsteps.

Learn more about our leaders


Diversity at JAMS

JAMS DE&I Pulse, a Quarterly Newsletter

Through this newsletter, we aim to provide a concise yet comprehensive update regarding our commitment to combat discrimination in all forms and the progress we are making in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion at JAMS and within the legal industry.

Stay Updated with the Latest in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at JAMS


Diversity at JAMS

Diversity and Inclusion Arbitration Clause

Our Diversity and Inclusion Clause for arbitration contracts aims to empower organizations who value diversity in their business initiatives and to create more opportunities in the industry. With the clause, parties may choose to include diversity as a consideration when selecting an arbitrator or arbitration panel.

Learn More About the Utilizing the Clause 


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Affinity Groups & Minority Organizations

JAMS is proud to be involved with local, national and global affinity groups and organizations to further diversity initiatives throughout the legal industry.

Learn More About Organizations We Partner With


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Highlighting Diverse Voices at JAMS

JAMS is continuously pursuing to increase diversity within the JAMS panel. We recognize the benefits of recruiting and retaining the most qualified ADR professionals inclusive of varied ethnicity, race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation.

Learn more about our diverse panel of mediators and arbitrators at JAMS


Local Solutions. Global Reach. TM

JAMS successfully resolves business and legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways of overcoming barriers at any stage of conflict. JAMS offers customized, in-person, virtual and hybrid dispute resolution services through a combination of first class client service, the latest technology, top-notch facilities, and highly trained mediators and arbitrators. 


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