The Neutrals Diversity Alliance (NDA) increases diversity in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) proceedings.
The NDA is the next phase of the successful Conflict Resolution Diversity Initiative (CRDI) pilot. CRDI originated at the Capital University Law School in 2009. The initiative, the first of its kind in the country, sought to address the under-representation of minority neutrals in ADR matters. The initiative aimed to increase opportunities for minorities to serve in civil mediation and arbitration proceedings.
CRDI successfully demonstrated that an alternative ADR system using a diverse pool of neutrals could resolve employment disputes with a higher settlement percentage and lower fees than other traditional ADR systems. NDA will expand this system from the six-state pilot region nationally.
NDA Panelists are diverse in race, gender, and experience. They are seasoned ADR professionals with extensive training and experience serving as mediators and/or arbitrators in employment, labor, and commercial matters. Request a sample panel.
Through our administrative partner Resolute Systems, LLC, NDA will handle all case administration associated with this program. NDA provides mediation and arbitration procedures and rules that parties may elect to utilize.
For companies with existing Dispute Resolution rules, NDA will administer the ADR proceeding seamlessly using those rules and procedures.
Resolute Systems has extensive experience administering ADR proceedings, and is a leading neutral third-party administrator of dedicated ADR programs, Dispute Resolution Agreements (DRA’s) and Employment Dispute Resolution (EDR) programs across the country.
NDA actively recruits mediators and arbitrators from the bench, professional organizations, ADR training providers, as well as recommendations from participants and neutral panel members. Offering a diverse panel of qualified neutrals increases the effectiveness of ADR programs and is especially critical to the success of Employment Dispute Resolution programs. For more information on becoming a NDA panelist, contact NDA c/o Resolute Systems, LLC.
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