Meaningful Diversity: The Next Chapter of The ADR Story

Chris M. Kwok, Esq.
Chris M. Kwok, Esq.
JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator, Referee/Special Master, Hearing Officer

Published November 26, 2018

Given the historical exclusion of minorities from the legal profession, the lack of diversity in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is not surprising. The diversity and inclusion issue is magnified by the unique features of the ADR field. Neutrals with diverse backgrounds can help administer justice in today’s increasingly diverse society, as they are a reflection of the people they serve. Of course, mere diversity is not enough; the meaningful inclusion of those diverse candidates in the industry is the next chapter of the ADR story.

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