West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 25, 2014
The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals is pleased to announce the launch of its Michigan Chapter - the “Michigan Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators” (MAMA) - online at http://www.MichiganMediators.org.
Just 9 attorneys and former judges have been recognized as Charter Members of the Michigan Chapter, including most of the state’s most widely-accepted ADR professionals. The MI Chapter has an appointed Executive Committee of 3 leading ADR practitioners: Amy J. Glass (Kalamazoo), Edward H. Pappas (Troy) and Alan M. Kanter (Bloomfield Hills). The following attorneys were named as charter members in recognition of excellence in the practice of alternative dispute resolution: Hon. Barry L. Howard, Jon G. March, Jon R. Muth, Bruce W. Neckers, Sheldon J. Stark and Martin C. Weisman.
The Academy’s new website is designed to “make life easier” for local attorneys, counsel, adjusters and legal support staff. http://www.MichiganMediators.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. A majority 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.
MichiganMediators.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 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 local defense and plaintiff firms are invited to submit bio materials for review by NADN and its state committees.
“We’re delighted to welcome these top-rated neutrals to the Michigan 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 Michigan as it has to other state bar communities in recent years.”