West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 24, 2014
The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals is pleased to announce the launch of its Kentucky Chapter - the “Kentucky Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators” (KAMA) - online at http://www.KentuckyMediators.org.
Just 10 attorneys and former judges have been recognized as Charter Members of the Kentucky
Chapter, including the state’s most widely-accepted civil/commercial ADR professionals. The KY Chapter has an appointed Executive Committee of 4 leading ADR practitioners: John Hays (Lexington), Phyllis Florman (Prospect), Henry L. Stephens (Union) and Hon. Cleveland Gambill (Lexington). The additional charter members for Kentucky are Robert F. Duncan (Lexington), Pierce Hamblin (Lexington), Linda Hopgood (Lexington), Brian House (London), Gregory Monge (Ashland) and Richard L. Walter (Paducah).
The Academy’s new website is designed to “make life easier” for local attorneys, counsel, adjusters and legal support staff. http://www.KentuckyMediators.org allows firms to quickly find a suitable neutral by identifying preferred practice criteria or dispute types, navigating straight to a roster of trusted local mediators and arbitrators. Some of the Academy’s members also publish their availability calendars online for the benefit of clients. This allows the selection of a neutral and the scheduling of appointments to be greatly expedited for all parties involved.
KentuckyMediators.org is connected to the Academy’s http://www.NADN.org database, already in wide use by attorneys across more than 20 state bars, including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, New Jersey, the Carolinas, Tennesse & Texas. In May 2013, NADN was named Neutrals Database Partner to the national defense bar association (DRI) and the national plaintiffs bar (AAJ, formerly ATLA), providing these association’s 40,000+ litigators with vetted biographies of the nation’s top-rated mediators and arbitrators, via the DRI and AAJ websites. Only ADR professionals widely respected by the local defense and plaintiff firms are invited to submit bio materials for review by NADN and state committees.
“We’re delighted to welcome these top-rated neutrals to form the Kentucky Chapter of the Academy,” commented Darren Lee, Executive Director of NADN. “We’re confident that the NADN database will prove as useful to litigation firms in Kentucky as it has to other state bar communities in recent years.”