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2021 ABA Dispute Resolution Virtual Spring Conference


2021 ABA Dispute Resolution Virtual Spring Conference

Presented by the American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section

CLE Conference Credit: CLE credit provided

Join JAMS neutrals for the upcoming ABA Dispute Resolution Virtual Spring Conference. Network with colleagues and earn CLE credit for both live and on-demand programming, all from the convenience of your home. 

The 2021 conference theme is "Agility, Disruption and Reinvention: ADR in a New World." Our world faced many extreme challenges in 2020, including a deadly global pandemic requiring seismic shifts in our personal and professional lives. We have witnessed incidents of police killing black people and heightened awareness and denial of racial bias and injustice. We also have witnessed both non-violent and violent confrontations, all in a highly contentious political environment. This year's conference will examine how these and other recent events have disrupted the field of dispute resolution, how the field has adapted, and what additional reinvention may be necessary or beneficial.

Each day of the conference will include live educational webinars and opportunities to network and socialize real-time with your colleagues. There will be both CLE and non-CLE programs on mediation, technology, advocacy, diversity, practice development, arbitration, legal education, ombuds, court ADR, and more.

JAMS Featured Speakers Include:

Rebekah Ratliff, CCLS, JAMS Neutral
"Baked-In Bias: Mediation Matters Roundtable"
Wednesday, April 14 |10:30AM-11:30AM (ET)

Thomas J. Stipanowich, Esq., JAMS Neutral
"Creativity for Crisis: How Can ADR Masters Assist Courts Post-Pandemic?"
Thursday, April 15 | 1:30PM-2:30PM (ET)

Ellen Bass, Executive Director of Weinstein International Foundation
"International Perspectives on Advancing Innovation in Mediation and Arbitration Worldwide"
Thursday, April 15 | 1:30PM-2:30PM

Hiro N. Aragaki, Esq., FCIArb, JAMS Neutral
"After the Election: The Evolving Politics of Arbitration Law"
Friday, April 16 | 3:00PM-4:00PM (ET), Pre-Recorded

Barbara A. Reeves, Esq., CEDS, JAMS Neutral
"Arbitration Law 2020 Update"
Friday, April 16 | 3:00PM-4:00PM (ET), Pre-Recorded

Featured People

Rebekah Ratliff, CCLS
  • Business & Commercial
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Governmental/Public Agency
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Securities
Barbara A. Reeves, Esq., CEDS
  • Antitrust
  • Business/Commercial
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Life Sciences
  • Real Property
  • Special Master Discovery Referee
Thomas J. Stipanowich, Esq.
  • Business & Commercial
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Engineering & Construction
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Special Master/Discovery Referee
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