Alternative Dispute Resolution
About the ADR Section
The ADR Section brings together CMBA members who work as arbitrators or mediators, and lawyers who have a particular interest in
dispute resolution as advocates. We promote the use of alternate dispute resolution in all fields of law, and help advocates and neutrals build their skills.
Section members provide articles for the July/August issue of the CMBA Bar Journal.
The ADR Section sponsors at least one CLE program annually, most regularly in the fall CLE season.
Monthly meetings, often with one hour CLE, are held on the second Tuesday of the month. Join us!
Bench-Bar Mediation Initiative
Looking for a way to give back? The CMBA has partnered with the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas to help ease the backlog of cases accrued during the COVID-19 shutdown through the Bench-Bar Mediation Initiative, with the full support of the ADR Section. Cases are referred by Common Pleas Court judges to the Court's Civil Mediation Program
, which began distributing cases to CMBA volunteers in May, 2020.
If you are an experienced mediator and CMBA member who would like to volunteer, please contact Jessica Paine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For current and prospective volunteers, click here
for a Zoom Mediation Training video and click here
for Mediators' Guide to Zoom materials.