American Bar Association
 
Dispute Resolution Committee

ABA Section of Business Law


Dispute Resolution Committee


Message From The Chair




Welcome to the Dispute Resolution Committee of the Business Law Section. This Committee's mission is to provide information, resources and guidance to business lawyers who are responsible for allocating risk when negotiating transactions, or managing risk when negotiating disputes.

The Committee is responsible for a handy guide to drafting dispute resolution clauses in contracts. It also works closely with ADR Committees within the Business Law Section, as well as with the Dispute Resolution Section and ADR-related Committees of other Sections of the ABA, to ensure that business lawyers have the most current information on dispute resolution at their disposal.

We hope you will join the Committee and volunteer to advance its work. Over the next few years it is our ambition to make this Committee the "go to" resource for those in the business law community who are charged with avoiding, managing and resolving business disputes.


F. Peter Phillips, Chair


More About Us

• Over 375 members

• Four telephonic meetings per year (featuring nationally-recognized guest speakers), plus in-person meetings at the Business Law Section Meetings

• Directors to Section Administrative

• Subcommittees on Ombuds, Young Lawyers, Programs, Judiciary, International, Membership, and Corporate Counsel

• Publication on drafting dispute resolution clauses

• Active ListServe for internal communications and professional development

Committee Web Page


Mission Statement

The mission of the Dispute Resolution Committee is to aid business lawyers in understanding and using alternative dispute resolution processes. The goals of the Committee are to focus on education for Section members; to encourage interaction between corporate legal departments and private law firms in the development of dispute resolution options relevant to the business needs of clients; and to foster continuing liaison and collaborative efforts with other Sections and other committees within the Business Law Section.


Related Products

    Drafting Dispute Management Clauses

    Drafting Dispute Management Clauses

    ISBN: 978-1-60442-971-8 Product Code: 5070634PDF 2010, 28 pages This PDF product is intended to be a resource for transactional attorneys seeking to ensure that dispute resolution clauses in the contracts they draft meet the reasonable commercial expectations of their clients and add value to the ...

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Leadership

Chair:

Schuster, James

Vice-Chairs:

Barclay, Patricia
Fox, Kaitlin

Committee Roster  


Subcommittees  (click [+] for listing)

 Sub Committees


Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events

    The Internet of Things - Key Legal Considerations

    10/06/2016-10/06/2016

    We live in an interconnected world. The internet of things (IoT) involves the internetworking of physical devices, vehicles, buildings, and other items - embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data. Simply ...

    Seventh Annual National Institute on Consumer Financial Services Basics

    10/17/2016-10/19/2016
    Waterview Conference Center
    Arlington

    Value Pass subscribers save 25% on Institute registration! Use code VPINST at time of purchase. The evolution of consumer financial services (CFS) laws and regulations can leave even the experienced consumer finance lawyer feeling overwhelmed. This annual in-person educational institute is designed ...

    2016 LLC Institute

    10/20/2016-10/21/2016
    Le Meridien Arlington
    Arlington

    Please join us for the 5 th Annual LLC Institute, October 20-21, 2016 in Arlington, VA. Experience 2 full days of CLE, the LLCs, Partnerships, and Unincorporated Entities Working Committee Luncheon, and numerous networking opportunities. In addition, join us on Thursday evening ...


Podcasts

Listen to a series of podcasts on business dispute resolution and management. These podcasts are part of the Committee’s mission to help business lawyers to understand and use alternative dispute resolution processes for the benefit of their corporate clients.
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Additional Materials and Sites of Interest


Listserve

In order to send a message to the listserve, send a message to the email address below. You must be a member of the Committee to successfully send a message to the listserve.

BL-DISPUTERESOLUTION@mail.americanbar.org

In order to access the listserve archive, please click here.


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Modified by Graham Hunt on April 15, 2015

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