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Overcoming the Diversity Deficit in ADR

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 2:45 PM PT

Overcoming the Diversity Deficit in ADR

 Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 2:45 PM PT

Selecting diverse neutrals plays an important role in achieving justice in ADR. Panelists will provide practical advice for overcoming obstacles to diversity in the selection of neutrals, including barriers to entry into the arbitrator profession, increasing the number of diverse arbitrators available through various providers, ensuring that diverse arbitrators who have entered the field have a sustained stream of cases, getting good demographic information on available neutrals, increasing the diversity on panels supplied to parties, and overcoming implicit bias in the selection process. Learn what arbitral forums, law firms and practitioners are doing to increase diversity among neutrals. 

This remote panel discussion is part of the 15th Annual ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference. The Conference will be presented in Beverly Hills, California and remotely from November 10-13, 2021.


Helena Tavares Erickson I CPR Dispute Resolution

Homer La Rue I Howard University

Joanne Saint Louis I JAMS 


Darrell Gay I Arent Fox

Peter B. Paris I Beckett & Paris, LLC

This event is part of the ADR Track. The Track Liaison is Nicole "Nikki" Decter of Segal Roitman LLP.