The Diversity Committee is made up of Alternative Dispute Resolution neutrals from around the world, which includes persons of color, women, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender persons and persons with impairments or disabilities. Our goal is to strive for diversity within the Dispute Resolution Profession and to have it mirror the diversity of our society. The ability of our Profession to facilitate justice and mediate effectively calls for diversity within our Profession that fairly represents the population that we serve. We have a long way to go before we can achieve our objective of a diverse Profession. However, diversity will never be achieved if we do not lead the way.
Minorities in Dispute Resolution Directory
(MIDR – minorities, lawyers with disabilities and/or LGBTQ lawyers) The Section has created a minorities in dispute resolution directory to increase the opportunity of our diverse membership to be selected as a neutral, whether as an arbitrator, mediator or other neutral capacity. The directory is a searchable pdf document and includes names, contact information, specific practice areas, type of practice, geographic location and demographic information. The Directory includes 74 ABA Section of Dispute Resolution members who responded to the survey sent out in January 2015, who self-identify as minorities, lawyers with disabilities, and/or LGBTQ lawyers. View the members listed in the MIDR Directory here.