New York County Lawyers Association Committee on Arbitration and ADR Comments on Success of ADR Program in United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York Offer Encouragement to Users of ADR and Suggest Action by Corporate Counsel

Secondly, in light of the benefits available through these mediation programs, corporate counsel might encourage the continuation of these programs locally and, to the extent one’s business is national, encourage continuation of all ADR programs commenced under the CJRA. A number of bar association groups are in the process of preparing statements to the Federal Judicial Conference calling for continuation of the court-annexed ADR programs initiated by the CJRA. Among these groups are the ABA Litigation Section’s ADR Committee and NYCLA’s ADR Committee. Both groups are soliciting comments from local counsel, which could be directed to the undersigned.

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