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American Bar Association Passes Resolution Urging Selection of Diverse Neutrals

The Women in Dispute Resolution Committee (WIDR) of the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section successfully spearheaded an initiative to have the ABA pass a Resolution to address elimination of bias and enhancing diversity in Dispute Resolution by bringing attention to the underrepresentation of women, minorities, and other diverse neutrals in domestic and international arbitration and mediation, among other processes.

At its annual meeting in Chicago in August 2018, the ABA adopted Resolution No. 105, urging providers of domestic and international dispute resolution to expand their rosters with diverse neutrals and to encourage their selection, and urging all users of domestic and international dispute resolution to select and use diverse neutrals.

Read the complete Resolution and supporting report.