Finally, counsel might consider learning more about ADR through the NYCLA ADR Committee. The NYCLA ADR Committee holds monthly luncheon forums, held at the alternating venues of NYCLA and the American Arbitration Association, with guest speakers on topics relating to all forms of ADR — including arbitration, mediation and neutral evaluation — as applied across the gamut of legal fields, such as employment, securities, intellectual property, construction, real estate, commercial disputes and other areas. The Committee independently, and in conjunction with Courts and other bar associations, also presents evening forums and other programs, such as advocacy skills in mediation, arbitration and mediation training, and selection of the appropriate ADR mechanism for the resolution of one’s dispute. The Committee lends support to the local Courts in connection with their ADR programs and also reports on legislation and prepares public responses on issues of significance to ADR. Counsel with further interest in NYCLA’s ADR committee or upcoming events should contact Harriet Astor at NYCLA (212) 267-6646, ext. 212.