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This collection contains three copies of the 2020 Continuing Mediation Education, Continuing Legal Education and Training Programs Catalog published by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. This catalog provides information about trainings and educational opportunities provided by the commission. The collection also contains resource compendiums published by the commission in 2010-2022, which provide information on the history of the commission, legislation related to the commission, and standards for mediator certification. In addition, the collection contains a Mediation and Advocacy Skill Building Seminar program from August 26, 2011.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission works with organizations and individuals to increase knowledge and use of mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. The commission is the regulatory entity for the certification and professional disciple of certified mediators. Mediators eligible to mediate cases from the Arkansas Circuit Courts must be certified by the commission. Certified mediators must also complete six hours of continuing education each year in order to renew their certificate. The commission also offers training and education, assistance in designing ADR programs, a family mediation program, and grants to fund programs to promote alternative dispute resolution in Arkansas. The commission consists of seven members who serve six-year terms. Three members are appointed by the Chief of Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court, two by the Governor, one by the President Pre Tempore of the Senate, and one by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The commission meets regularly each quarter and holds special meetings as necessary throughout the year.

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Document, 8.5" x 11"

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Arkansas Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission records, MS.000992


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Arkansas Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission records, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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