American Indian Law Section and ADR Section--ADR Diversity Virtual Lunch

When:  Mar 25, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (ET)
The State Bar of Michigan American Indian Law Section and the ADR Section's Diversity and Inclusion Action Team are co-sponsoring a virtual Diversity Lunch for mediators, arbitrators, other ADR practitioners, and members of the American Indian Law Section.

There will be round table discussions of issues that face mediators, arbitrators, and other neutrals. Among the topics to be discussed are:

• How can we increase sensitivity and awareness to diversity issues among mediators, arbitrators, and other neutrals?

• What can ADR providers learn from Tribal communities and court systems, and principles of peacemaking and restorative justice?

• What are the particular cultural interests that affect American Indian and Alaskan Native communities that ADR providers should consider?

• How do we increase the diversity of mediators, arbitrators, and other ADR providers?

• What is implicit bias and what can we do about it?


Lee Hornberger
(State Bar of Michigan, ADR Diversity & Inclusion Committee Co-Chair)
. Lee is a former Chair of the ADR Section and has received the ADR Section’s George N. Bashara, Jr. Award. He is a member of the Professional Resolution Experts of Michigan, LLC, and a Diplomate Member of The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. 

Stacey L. Rock (State Bar of Michigan, American Indian Law Section, Law Student Advisor) Stacey is a third-year law student at WMU Cooley Law School. She is the Assistant Court Administrator/Clerk of the Courts for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Tribal Court. For the past eight years Stacey has served as the support staff person for the Pokagon Band Peacemaking Program. Stacey is a proud citizen of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and the mother of two amazing young men.

Amy Wesaw (AILS Chair)
. Amy is an MSU College of Law graduate with Indigenous Law and Child and Family Advocacy certificates. She currently serves as in-house counsel for the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi. She is also the secretary for Anishinaabe Circle, a Grand Rapids urban Indian community outreach organization. She is a proud citizen of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians and the mother of two extraordinary children.

Shawntane Williams (State Bar of Michigan, ADR Council Member and Diversity & Inclusion Committee Co-Chair). Shawntane is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School. She is currently in private practice where she represents businesses and employers in Labor & Employment Law, Business Law, and ADR matters. She is also a Mediator.

For further information, contact Amy Wesaw at or 269-635-3531 or Shawntane Williams at or (248) 436-2667.

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Mary Anne Parks
(248) 895-6400