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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section

The Detroit Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) section is a vital component of our organization addressing the expanding options available for dispute resolution. This section is dedicated to the development of solutions to address, avoid, and resolve disputes outside of the usual court proceedings. Through the provision of a wide range of resources and support services, the ADR section assists in educating lawyers and clients about tools for resolving conflicts through mediation, arbitration, or other forms of alternative dispute resolution. With an unwavering commitment to fairness and efficiency, the ADR section plays an indispensable role in enabling parties to assess procedures that may result in mutually agreeable resolutions to legal conflicts.

The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) section of the Detroit Bar Association comprises a distinguished group of legal professionals who seek to develop techniques and skills or to learn more about resolving legal disputes through non-traditional means. In addition, the ADR section actively participates in outreach programs to educate the public about the benefits of various forms of alternative dispute resolution. Overall, the ADR section promotes peaceful and efficient resolution of legal disputes, including the use of emerging technologies.

Contact information:
Chair: Harshitha Ram, Esq., FCIArb
Attorney | International Arbitrator & Mediator
Adjunct Professor, Michigan State University
Detroit | Michigan