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[edit] General Information

  • Official name: American Bar Association
  • Country: USA
  • City: Chicago - Washington
  • Type of organization: Non-profit organization
  • Date of creation: -
  • Interests: Mediation
  • Fields of expertise: Judicial Disputes

[edit] Description

The American Bar Association, with more than 400,000 members, provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.

[edit] Mission

“To serve equally our members, our profession and the public by defending liberty and delivering justice as the national representative of the legal profession.”

[edit] Goals

[edit] Improve our Profession

  • Objectives:
  • Promote the highest quality legal education.
  • Promote competence, ethical conduct and professionalism.
  • Promote pro bono and public service by the legal profession.

[edit] Eliminate Bias and Enhance Diversity

  • Objectives:
  • Promote full and equal participation in the association, our profession, and the justice system by all persons.
  • Eliminate bias in the legal profession and the justice system

[edit] Advance the Rule of Law

  • Objectives:
  • Increase public understanding of and respect for the rule of law, the legal process, and the role of the legal profession at home and throughout the world.
  • Hold governments accountable under law.
  • Work for just laws, including human rights, and a fair legal process.
  • Assure meaningful access to justice for all persons.
  • Preserve the independence of the legal profession and the judiciary.

[edit] Section of Dispute Resolution

As part of the American Bar Association, the world’s largest voluntary professional association, the Section of Dispute Resolution, with over 19,000 members, is the world’s largest association of dispute resolution professionals. Through its Section’s conferences, continuing education programs, research activities, information services, eNewsletter, publications, and mediation and arbitration institutes for neutrals and advocates throughout the United States, Section of Dispute Resolution delivers useful knowledge and training to its members.

[edit] Benefits of Being a Member

The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution provides its members and the public with creative leadership in the dispute resolution field by fostering diversity, developing and offering educational programs, providing technical assistance, and producing publications that promote problem-solving and excellence in the provision of dispute resolution services.

[edit] Mediation Committee

[edit] Mission and Goals

The Mediation Committee studies the many applications of mediation, promotes the utilization of mediation, and its development as a substantive practice area. The Committee assists with the understanding and uses of mediation, and offers members ways to incorporate mediation into their practice.

[edit] Negotiation Committee

[edit] Mission and Goals

The Negotiation Committee works to help lawyers develop their negotiating skills and knowledge. This is a fast-moving field, so the committee's focus is on the latest and most important discoveries. Recently, the focus has been on The Negotiator's Fieldbook (Schneider, A.K. and Honeyman, C., editors, ABA 2006.) This is an ambitious and critically-acclaimed effort to capture the full range of new knowledge about negotiation, with eighty contributing authors. Now, the Committee is supporting a major new international effort to revamp the teaching of "executive" courses in negotiation. The initiative is based partly on the Fieldbook but takes its ideas further.

[edit] Online Dispute Resolution

[edit] Mission and Goals

This committee encourages the use of ADR in online disputes and focuses on ways to promote and enhance online dispute resolution and the resolution of disputes involving online transactions. The committee will explore ways to work with other ABA Sections to implement recommendations of the ABA E-Commerce and ADR Task Force and will monitor emerging issues in this rapidly changing environment.

Goal: Enhance Understanding of Online Dispute Resolution

Through a program at the Section on Dispute Resolution annual meeting The committee hopes to familiarize participants with practical experiences with the use of online dispute resolution, appraise them of new developments in the field, and seek out ways in which members of the ABA can better learn how to use these procedures in their practice.

[edit] Contact

321 North Clark Street. Chicago, IL 60654-7598 - USA

Tel: 312.988.5000


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