Mediators, arbitrators invited to virtual lunch

The State Bar of Michigan American Indian Law Section and the ADR Section's Diversity and Inclusion Action Team are co-sponsoring a virtual Diversity Lunch for mediators, arbitrators, other ADR practitioners, and members of the American Indian Law Section on Thursday, March 25, from noon to 1 p.m.

There will be roundtable discussions of issues that face mediators, arbitrators, and other neutrals.

Among the topics to be discussed are:

• How to sensitivity and awareness to diversity issues among mediators, arbitrators, and other neutrals?
• What can ADR providers learn from Tribal communities and court systems, and principles of peacemaking and restorative justice?
• What are the particular cultural interests that affect American Indian and Alaskan Native communities that ADR providers should consider?
• How do we increase the diversity of mediators, arbitrators, and other ADR providers?
• What is implicit bias and what can we do about it?

To register for the lunch, visit https://connect.michbar.org/adr/home and click on "events."  After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For additional information, contact Amy Wesaw at Amy.wesaw@nhbp-nsn.gov or 269-635-3531 or Shawntane Williams at sw@williamspllc.com or 248-436-2667.

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