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The NBA-ADR Section is comprised of lawyers, former judges, academics, and ADR professionals in all disciplines of the law.  In accordance with our By-laws, the goals of the Section are to create a permanent organization of individuals qualified to provide alternative dispute resolution services to members of the Association and the general public, promulgate policies and conduct activities for the benefit of alternative dispute resolution professionals; and provide public service activities that help to enhance public knowledge about alternative dispute resolution options within the United States and abroad.

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A Message From Our Chair

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Dean L. Burrell, Esq.

ADR Chair

We appreciate your viewing our website.  We could not be prouder of our Section, which is dedicated to the advancement of professionals of color in the field of conflict resolution.  Our website shows the full spectrum of how we achieve this goal, starting with the certified Panels of Arbitrators and Educations, which is available for viewing by the public.  If interested in an individual please do not hesitate to contact them directly.  Education of our members and the public is a significant goal of this Section, which we achieve by our programming, blog, articles, and newsletters.  All of this is contained on our website.  Some of our content, such as our membership directory and career opportunities, is only available to our members. Please browse and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, are interested in joining our Section, attending meetings, or joining one or more of our Panels.


Dean L. Burrell, Esq.

Dean L. Burrell, Esq.

ADR Chair

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