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: 978-1-60442-971-8Product Code: 5070634PDF2010, 28 pagesThis 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:

Phillips, F

Vice-Chairs:

Barclay, Patricia
Fox, Kaitlin
Levitske, John

Committee Roster  


Subcommittees  (click [+] for listing)

 Sub Committees


Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events

    Intrafirm Lawyer-Client Privilege

    09/09/2015-09/09/2015

    Intrafirm Lawyer-Client Privilege

    Legal Ethics for Business Lawyers

    09/16/2015-09/16/2015

    Many good business lawyers assume that the ethics codes were designed for the litigation practice and creatures of litigators. In this 90-minute session, two ethics experts will dispel that notion. They will discuss with, and seek feedback from, the audience on such areas as the confidentiality pitfalls ...

    LDOC Meet and Greet

    09/16/2015-09/16/2015
    Pinstripes
    Chicago

    The event will be held on 09/16/2015. The format is In-Person. The event sponsor(s) are Business Law Section. The event has 0.00 CLE Credits .


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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