ADR Section Mission Statement

The ADR Section of the Colorado Bar Association (the “Section”) values its diverse community, is committed to the advancement of equity in the practice of ADR and strives to remove barriers for success within the ADR Section and the greater Colorado legal community for underrepresented groups.


The Section provides opportunities to its members to be inspired, informed, and connected. The Section foster a deeper understanding of the power of ADR in the larger community through its monthly meetings. We coordinate publication of helpful articles in the Colorado Lawyer and other ADR publications and communication outlets. Since our membership is comprised of both attorneys and non-attorney practitioners, the Section uniquely provides invaluable support to the legal, businesses, judicial, and public communities on effectively resolving conflicts and disputes of all kinds. Having a game plan and the right know- how in both judicial, extra-judicial and community arenas improves confidence and professionalism of ADR practitioners.


The Section enables members to learn and engage in invaluable networking opportunities with other dispute resolution professionals and members of the Bar. We foster important legislation, and help increase the professional use of ADR through frequent CLE’s and an Annual Conferences. The Section help members gain a deeper understanding of the substantive and practical issues involved in alternative dispute resolution in today’s conflict-laden world. The Section offers five business meetings and at least five CLE opportunities each year. 

Getting Involved

Our active and energetic Section carries out its ambitious agenda through four Committees: Communication, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Programs, and Legislative. The Section promotes networking through at least five business meetings and five CLE meetings each year. These meetings rotating monthly, so usually a business meeting is followed the next month by a learning opportunity. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic most meetings are now being held virtually. When we reconvene in person, the meetings will generally be the first Friday of each month at noon, at the CBA Offices on 17th floor.  

Please contact Emma Baxter for upcoming meeting information.


See the Section Newsletter for current events. 

Committee Chairs

Programs: Robin Rossenfeld

Resolution Corps: Elle Byram

Legislation: Wes Wollenweber

EDI: Melora Bentz and Michelle LeFlore

Communications: Elizabeth Salinas-Van Orman

ADR Resolution Corps

ADR CLE Home Studies

How to Spot a Liar: How to Assess Credibility in any Legal Setting

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17th Annual Colorado ADR Conference

New Horizons for ADR: Expanding the Profession and Elevating Our Skills... view product

Me, Myself, and AI: Integrating the Fourth Party into the Future of Mediation

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Drafting Arbitration Agreements in Business and Commercial Transactions

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Strategies for an Effective Mediation: Family Law Young Lawyer Breakfast Series

Co-sponsored by the CBA Family Law Section and the CBA Young Lawyers Division... view product

2023 Family Law Institute

A Love Story | Rekindle Your Relationship with Your Practice... view product