Section to conduct 2022 Annual Summit online

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Michigan will conduct its 2022 Annual ADR Summit which will be held virtually over two Wednesdays, May 11 and 18, from noon to 4 p.m. Eight advanced mediation training credits will be offered. 

Nina Meierding, who has assisted in the resolution of more than 4,000 disputes and has conducted training throughout the world, including Canada, Sweden, Ireland, England, Scotland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and India, will present at the Summit. She has consulted and trained many groups—including court systems, corporations, medical agencies, governmental agencies, school districts, small and large business entities, and individuals in the areas of conflict resolution, cross cultural issues, management skills, and negotiation skills. 

For more than 25 years, Meierding has been an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California (courses in Cross Cultural Issues in Dispute Resolution, Negotiation, Advanced Mediation, and Domestic Relations Dispute Resolution).  In addition, she has been an adjunct professor at both Southern Methodist University’s Dispute Resolution program in Dallas, Texas (courses in Gender and Culture, Mediation, Advanced Negotiation, Advanced Family Mediation) as well as SMU’s Counseling program (Counseling Diverse Communities), and at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee (Cross Cultural Issues in Dispute Resolution).

Week 1 will look at:

• The Power of Listening: Techniques to Create Constructive Conversations.

• Strategic Questioning: Asking the Right Question, in the Right Way, at the Right Time, to the Right Person

Week 2 will look at:

• Working with Conflicting Perspectives of Reality

• Why Do We Lie

Cost for the Summit is $25 per day for ADR Section member, $50 per day for non-members.  Law students, sitting judges and CDRC staff/volunteers can attend for free.  

To register, email