We’re delighted to welcome these top-rated neutrals to form the Maryland Chapter of the Academy.
West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) June 15, 2015
Only 8 attorneys and former judges have been recognized as Charter Members of the Maryland Chapter. The MD Chapter has an appointed Executive Committee which includes 3 leading local ADR practitioners: Jonathan Marks (Bethesda), Judge Steven I. Platt (Annapolis) and Sean Rogers (Leonardtown).
The Academy’s new local website is designed to expedite the appointment scheduling process for local attorneys, counsel, adjusters and legal support staﬀ. http://www.MDMediators.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 members also publish their availability calendars online for the beneﬁt of clients.
http://www.MDMediators.org is connected to the Academy’s national http://www.NADN.org database, already in wide use by attorneys across more than 30 state bars, including Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, New Jersey, the Carolinas, Tennessee & 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 civil mediators and arbitrators widely respected by local defense and plaintiff ﬁrms are invited to submit bio materials for review by NADN and state committees.
“We’re delighted to welcome these distinguished attorneys and former judges to form the Maryland Chapter of the Academy,” commented Darren Lee, Executive Director of NADN. “We’re hopeful that the NADN database will prove as useful to litigation ﬁrms in Maryland as it has to other state bar communities in recent years.”