Council Information

Full Council Meetings

  • Saturday, October 17, 2020
  • Friday, November 20, 2020
  • Friday, January 8, 2021
  • Friday, March 5, 2021
  • Friday, May 7, 2021
  • Friday, July 9, 2021
  • Friday, September 10, 2021
  • (Annual Meeting) Saturday, October 9, 2021
    Courtyard by Marriott

Executive Committee Teleconferences

  • Friday, November 6, 2020 (Brief, 45-min meeting)
  • Friday, December 4, 2020
  • Thursday, February 4, 2021
  • Friday, April 9, 2021
  • Friday, June 4, 2021
  • Friday, August 6, 2021

All meetings convene at 8:30 a.m. on Friday mornings. Meetings will be by ZOOM until further notice. Please contact Mary Anne Parks at parks.maryanne@gmail.com for more information or questions.


Chairs

2020–2021: Betty Rankin Widgeon
2019–2020:
Scott S. Brinkmeyer
2018–2019: William Gilbride
2017–2018: Lee Hornberger
2016–2017: Sheldon J. Stark
2015–2016: Joseph C. Basta
2014–2015: Marty Weisman
2013–2014: Toni Raheem
2012–2013: Robert E. Lee Wright
2011–2012: Dave Baumhart
2010–2011: Donna Craig
2009–2010: Charles Judson
2008–2009: James Vlasic
2007–2008: Tony Braun
2006–2007: Barbara A. Johannessen
2005–2006: Alan Kanter
2004–2005: Richard L. Hurford
2003–2004: Deb Berecz
2002–2003: Jon Kingsepp
2001–2002: Dale Iverson
2000–2001: J. Patrick Martin
1999–2000: Amy J. Glass
1998–1999: Michael P. Coakley
1997–1998: Hon. James M. Alexander
1996–1997: Laurence D. Connor
1995–1996: Benjamin A. Kerner
1994–1995: Mary A. Bedikian
1993–1994: Mark L. McAlpine
1992–1993: Joel H. Schavrien
1991–1992: Harvey W. Berman

Mission Statement

The mission of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section is to encourage conflict resolution by:

  1. Providing training and education for ADR professionals;
  2. Giving professionals the tools to empower people in conflict to create optimal resolutions;
  3. Promoting diversity and inclusion in the training, development, and selection of ADR providers and encouraging the elimination of mediator bias; and,
  4. Advancing the use of alternative dispute resolution processes in our courts, government, businesses, and communities.

Membership in the Section is open to all members of the State Bar of Michigan. Affiliate status is open to any individual with an interest in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Statements made on behalf of the Section do not necessarily reflect the views of the State Bar of Michigan.