Alternative Dispute Resolution

Section Council Appointment Procedure

The ADR Section Council has a Membership Committee made up of the Chair-Elect, the Secretary, One section Council member and two members at large. The Membership Committee is chaired by the Section Chair-Elect. Announcements are made in our newsletter and on our MSBA web page about the time and date for nominations. The Committee looks at nominations from the Council and from self-nominations. Please see our by-laws for the membership term structure.

In the past the Membership Committee has sought the participation of women and minorities. It also looks for a geographic representation on the Council and for individuals who represent different areas of dispute resolution practice.

After the committee reports to the Section Council, the list of nominees is again posted for the membership to view. The nominees are then voted on by the full membership at the Annual meeting. The Section gives opportunities for our membership to serve on Committees chaired by a Section Council membership.