Welcome from the Chair and Vice-Chair 2020/2021

  • October 08, 2020
  • Mitchell Rose and Mana Khami

On behalf of the OBA Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) Section Executive, we welcome our fellow section members to an exciting and, to some extent, “alternative” year of initiatives in light of the Global Pandemic.

The ADR Executive’s Programming Committee continues to provide up-to-date virtual programming to addresses our members' needs and interests during these challenging times.

On September 29, 2020, together with the  Young Lawyers Central Division, we presented Virtual Mediation Bootcamp and Mentorship Roundtable: Your Essential Guide to Excelling at Mediation, which was co-chaired by your section’s Chair and Vice-Chair. The program guided participants through the entire mediation process, from selecting a mediator, to preparing yourself and your client, through mastering the mediation and the appropriate steps to take after the mediation is complete. It included an innovative mentorship roundtable where participants spoke directly to experienced mediators and counsel in smaller virtual breakout rooms via Zoom.

If you were not able to watch the live webcast, please visit the OBA website in the coming weeks to access the on-demand recording.