NEW YORK -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The American Arbitration Association®/International Centre for Dispute Resolution® is encouraging the conversation about alternative dispute resolution (ADR) by creating the first platform for an entire community of people using or interested in arbitration or mediation to communicate with each other. Both public and private forums are available, accessible online or by mobile app.
The experience begins with ADR Talks, a blog authored by varying leaders in the ADR field. The inaugural blog has been penned by AAA President and CEO India Johnson, who chose as her subject “Some Believe That Commercial Arbitrators and Mediators Overcharge Like Some Lawyers Overcharge. Is it True?”
That is the type of discussion that is envisioned for the site. Says Ms. Johnson: “Although the AAA/ICDR is providing the podium, so to speak, this is a forum for anyone in or interested in the field of alternative dispute resolution to air their comments, questions and concerns. It is in the interest of all of us in the field to encourage open conversation—the good, the bad, and even the ugly.”
Users can go directly to the categories of their choice, which are Arbitration (including Commercial, Construction, International, Labor, Employment); Mediation, Law Schools, Arbitration 101, CEO/CFO, and Support/Feedback. There are also specialized groups where membership requirements apply. Resources and content about ADR, including arbitration and mediation Rules appear on every page. Users will also have the opportunity to suggest new categories via a Questions and Feedback section.
ADRCommunity can be accessed at community.adr.org. Content for open spaces can be viewed by anyone but in order to comment, registration is mandatory. To become a member of closed spaces, an applicant must be approved by the group manager.
About the American Arbitration Association
The not-for-profit American Arbitration Association (AAA) has administered approximately 3.9 million alternative dispute resolution (ADR) cases since its founding 87 years ago. With 22 offices in the United States, in addition to Mexico, Singapore, and Bahrain, the AAA provides organizations of all sizes in virtually every industry with ADR services and products. The AAA’s international division, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), extends the AAA’s quality legacy globally. For more information, visit www.adr.org.