The ADR Section of the Colorado Bar Association provides a forum for educating the legal community, the judiciary and the general public on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) including mediation, settlement conference, arbitration, med-arb, and conflict resolution. The ADR process assists those in dispute to resolve conflict through the use of a neutral third party.  

The Section hosts speakers, participates in ADR events and provides resources for both those needing ADR services and those providing these services such as mediators and arbitrators. To find the CBA list of mediators and arbitrators, click on the Find-A-Lawyer links below.

The Section also works with CLE to offer a 40-hour mediation course for mediator training, and sponsors the annual ADR Conference, typically held each October. The activities of the Section are completed through the work of committees, which include Programs/Projects, Articles, Legislation and Website. The committees provide support to the legal community, businesses, government, courts, and the general public in the understanding and use of all types of ADR in manner which aids in the resolution of cases both prior to and during any court or administrative process, as well as assists with resolution of other general disputes.

ADR Executive Council

The 2018/2019 CBA Chair Selection:
Chair: Marianne Lizza-Irwin
Vice Chair: Michelle Sylvain

CBA Staff Liaison:
Katie Null

Website Contact

Upcoming Alternative Dispute Resolution CLE Events

Intellectual Property Fundamentals 2020

May 27, 2020 - May 27, 2020
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IP Fundamentals & 18th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Law Institute

May 27, 2020 - May 29, 2020
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18th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Institute

May 28, 2020 - May 29, 2020
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Alternative Resolution CLE Homestudies

The Tips and Traps to be Aware of and Effective Presentation to Arbitrators

Co-sponsored by the CBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section... view product

Arbitration After Hours: Arbitration Discovery and Pre-Hearing Preparation

Co-sponsored by the CBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section... view product

The Fundamentals and Drafting Arbitration Clauses and Submission Agreements

Co-sponsored by the CBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section... view product

The Sexy Side of Stock Rights: A Beginner’s Guide to Mastering Stock Awards in Divorce

Co-sponsored by the CBA Family Law Section... view product

DIVORCE. CONFLICT. KIDS: Helping Your Clients Protect Their Children - Before, During and After

Co-sponsored by the CBA Family Law Section... view product

Family Law Basic Skills 2018

Co-sponsored by the CBA Family Law Section and Metro Volunteer Lawyers... view product

ADR Meeting Materials

Meeting and CLE materials are for members only. Please login if you are a member to access them.