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JAMS Supports Mediation Week Theme: “Civility and Civil Public Discourse”

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Irvine, CA - JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, is proud to announce its support of the American Bar Association’s 2011 Mediation Week, which is designed to bring awareness of mediation as one of several appropriate dispute resolution processes used to successfully resolve a variety of disputes. The theme for this year’s Mediation Week is “Civility and Civil Public Discourse.”

“JAMS believes that civility and advocacy do not have to be mutually exclusive,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “Civility is crucial, not just in ADR but in the legal profession at large. Incivility leads to inefficiencies which can prolong disputes and cost clients time and money.”

According to the ABA, lawyers and mediators play a special role in promoting civility and civil public discourse. In their use of mediation and in other endeavors, lawyers can encourage and model the use of civility, non-disparagement, dialogue, problem solving and other collaborative practices by other lawyers, public officials, community leaders and members of the general public.

JAMS will host complimentary mediation continuing legal education (CLE) programs in October and throughout the year to provide training and information about the mediation process and its benefits. Please see the events section of the JAMS website for details at

About JAMS, The Resolution Experts
Founded in 1979, JAMS, The Resolution Experts is the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide. With Resolution Centers nationwide and abroad, JAMS and its more than 270 exclusive neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267.

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For further information, please contact:

Kristine Snyder

JAMS Director, Public Relations & Content 

+1 949-224-4614 (Direct Dial)

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