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2021 Dispute Resolution Mediation & Advocacy Skills Institute

Format: Virtual Conference

Dates: 11/04/2021 - 11/06/2021

Sponsor: ABA Dispute Resolution Section

List Price: $475

ABA Member Price: $275 to $375

Sponsor Member Price: $50 for Law Students

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This year’s theme is “Mediation Beyond Boundaries: Competencies and Ethics in a Digital World.” Join us for an exploration of new mediation frontiers in a post-pandemic world of technologies and innovations. This three-day virtual Institute features the opportunity to learn from some of the leading authorities in the field – advocates and mediators alike shouldn’t miss it!


Plenaries will include:

  • Early Dispute Resolution — Protocols for Smarter Processes & Swifter Outcomes
  • Effective ‘Presuasion’ & Persuasion in Mediated Settlement Negotiations — the Subtle Science Behind Influence!
  • ODR — The Digital Age of ADR is Here to Stay!
  • Ethics in the Real World — How the ‘Fourth Party’ Affects Mediation Ethics
  • International Focus — The Globalization of Mediation
  • Technology-Driven ADR — Marketing & Branding for Results!

Plenary sessions will be followed by small group discussions led by experts in the field. These discussions provide an opportunity for mediators and advocates to interact in small facilitated groups and create a unique environment to enhance your skill, knowledge and understanding of direct negotiation and third-party mediation processes.


Consider joining the ABA and the Dispute Resolution Section!

Most non-ABA members can join the ABA and the Section, then register for the Institute at the Section member rate for just $10 more than simply registering at the non-member rate.

Why wouldn’t you want to add on a year of member benefits to your registration for only $10?

If you are already a member of the ABA but not yet of the Section, you will SAVE $40 by joining and then registering at the Section member rate!


If you are a student, make sure you become an ABA student member for free in order to claim your discounted student rate.


A limited number of scholarships to defray registration expenses are available for this program. Scholarship applications must be submitted by September 23, 2021 at 5pm ET in order to be considered. Click here to submit an application.