October 15, 2020
Irvine, Calif. -- JAMS, the largest provide provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce its participation in the American Bar Association’s (ABA) 2020 Virtual Mediation Week, which will take place from October 19 to 23. Each year, Mediation Week celebrates the strides the legal industry has made in institutionalizing mediation as one of several appropriate dispute resolution processes. This year’s theme is mediation’s role in expanding access to justice during and after a pandemic.
JAMS will participate in complimentary CLEs and events throughout the month that support access to justice and promote diversity and inclusion training within the ADR field.
JAMS strives to be at the forefront of driving meaningful change and adapting to the new normal that has characterized 2020. We are proud to be participating in this important event that fosters awareness, growth and communication within the mediation community.
- Chris Poole, JAMS President and CEO
JAMS neutrals and staff members will be participating in the following webinars during ABA Mediation Week:
- JAMS neutral Hon. Candace Cooper (Ret.) will participate as a panelist in “In the Midst of Every Crisis…Setting Anti-Bias Standards for Mediators” on October 19 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT.
- JAMS Diversity Program Manager Joanne Saint Louis will participate as a panelist in “ABA Resolution 105 Roundtable: Diversity in the Selection of Dispute Resolution Professionals” on October 21 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT.
On October 27, JAMS will also host a webinar titled “Pandemic and Beyond: Mediation’s Expanding Role in Access to Justice” featuring JAMS neutrals Hon. Jay C. Gandhi (Ret.) and Hon. George H. King (Ret.), as well as Hon. Daniel J. Buckley and Hon. Philip S. Gutierrez.
More information about ABA Mediation Week can be found on the ABA’s website.
About JAMS – Local Solutions. Global Reach.
Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. JAMS successfully resolves and manages business and legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways to overcome barriers at any stage of conflict. JAMS offers customized dispute resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, top-notch facilities and highly trained panelists.
With a roster of over 400 neutrals and 29 locations, JAMS resolves thousands of the world’s important cases every year. JAMS also offers remote dispute resolution through videoconferencing and other platforms. JAMS neutrals are adept at managing the resolution process whether they are conducting in-person or virtual hearings.