Atlanta – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation to cooperate on a number of fronts, including training and providing hearing space.
With more than 300 fulltime neutrals, including retired judges and lawyers, JAMS handles around 12,000 cases per year in hearing locations throughout the world. The Center is affiliated with the Georgia State University College of Law and is located in the College of Law’s new building in downtown Atlanta. It maintains space purposely built for arbitration hearings and mediations including five hearing rooms equipped for video conferencing as well as breakout rooms for private caucuses.
“JAMS is proud to support the Center and its mission of helping position Atlanta as a destination of choice for international arbitration matters,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “We look forward to a long and successful partnership.”
Shelby Grubbs, Executive Director at the Center noted: “JAMS and the center have already been working together on a number of fronts pertaining to publishing and training. JAMS has been a supporter of the Center and its work from the outset.”
JAMS neutrals assisted in the preparation and publication of International Dispute Resolution Drafter’s Manual, a book published in 2015 by the Center along with the Atlanta International Arbitration Society. JAMS neutrals also worked closely with the center in preparing students for an international mediation competition in summer 2015.
Moving forward, the Center and JAMS will collaborate on different projects as well as provide overflow hearing space for the JAMS office in midtown Atlanta.
Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide. With Resolution Centers nationwide and abroad, JAMS and its more than 300 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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