The goal of the Center for Dispute Resolution (the “Center”) is to bring together students, educators, practitioners in the field of dispute resolution, and industry leaders and experts to study and promote the use of collaborative problem solving. The Center recognizes the need and the opportunity to foster interdisciplinary growth and improvement in the management and resolution of conflicts.
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Alternative Dispute Resolution Society
The mission of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society (ADR) is to promote student education and the development of skills in the growing field of alternative dispute resolution. The Society exposes students to leading issues affecting alternative dispute resolution and to legal professionals in the community. The Society also is dedicated to promote the development of a more comprehensive ADR program at the Charleston School of Law and to work with Resolved and The Charleston School of Law Dispute Resolution Center.
Current Charleston School of Law students can learn more about the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society by adding the TWEN® page. Please email Danielle Williams (email@example.com) for all other inquiries.
The South Carolina Bar has provided many resources relating to the practice of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the State. Topics include: the South Carolina ADR Commission and Board, South Carolina Court-Annexed ADR Rules, Mediator/Arbitrator Renewals, Mandatory Medical Malpractice Mediations, Administrative Order and Procedures for Mediation in the Probate Court, and ADR training opportunities.
The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals is an association whose membership consists of ADR professionals distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of civil and commercial conflict resolution, and by their commitment to the practice of alternative dispute resolution. The NADN also provides a free directory of top-tier ADR practitioners throughout the United States.
Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private alternative dispute resolution (ADR) provider in the world. With its prestigious panel of neutrals, JAMS specializes in mediating and arbitrating complex, multi-party, business/commercial cases – those in which the choice of neutral is crucial. JAMS panelists primarily resolve multi-party, complex cases in virtually all areas of the law. JAMS handles an average of more than 10,000 cases per year in hearing locations throughout the world.
JAMS offers select seminars, workshops and external educational programs that aid organizations and individuals in resolving their own disputes. JAMS also provides training in conflict prevention and dispute resolution. JAMS conducts hundreds of complimentary ADR workshops and MCLE programs each year. Each program is tailored to meet the needs and experience level of the specific audience, and MCLE credit is provided where applicable.