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National Arbitration Forum Western Regional Director Elected to the California Dispute Resolution Council (CDRC) Board of Directors

John Horn, Esq. chosen for his leadership and expertise in dispute resolution

Minneapolis, MN, January 05, 2006 --( John Horn, JD, MBA, has recently been elected to the California Dispute Resolution Council Board of Directors.  Horn, Western Regional Director for the National Arbitration Forum, was among four candidates nominated to fill available CDRC board seats.  CDRC, founded in 1994, serves as an educational advocate in support of good policy making surrounding dispute resolution in the State of California.

“It is an honor to be chosen to be a member of the CDRC Board,” said Horn.  “I was an original member of CDRC and have seen this organization positively affect the practice of dispute resolution throughout the state.  I am eager to be a part of the board and look forward to adding to its educational and lobbying efforts.”

Horn was elected to the Board in December 2005 for his strong dispute resolution leadership and expertise as an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practitioner and administration professional.  His term began in January 2006 and will end in 2009.  As a member of the Board of the California Dispute Resolution Council, Horn will help shape the CDRC position on a broad range of issues facing the dispute resolution community.  In particular, 2006 promises to bring an abundant slate of legislation that will directly impact users, providers and ADR practitioners.

Horn has worked in leadership roles in the dispute resolution industry for more than a decade.  Currently, as Western Regional Director for the National Arbitration Forum, Horn manages mediation and arbitration programs for the National Arbitration Forum’s government and construction sectors, guides strategic development efforts in the Western United States and is developing a nationwide mediation program for the National Arbitration Forum.

Prior to that, Horn worked for the American Arbitration Association (AAA), founded ADR International, Inc., an ADR consulting firm that was among the first groups to join and support the CDRC, and held the position of Chief Operating Officer for ADR Services, Inc.  John Horn has also been an adjunct Professor of Law at the Loyola Law School for the past six years.

Horn received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, his Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Southern California and his undergraduate degree from the University of California—Berkeley. He serves on multiple committees of the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association (ABA), is a member of the Loyola Law School Alumni Board and participates in activities of numerous bar and ADR-related organizations.

About the California Dispute Resolution Council
The California Dispute Resolution Council (CDRC) is a nonprofit membership organization representing the interests of thousands of ADR neutrals, providers and educators in the State of California. CDRC was formed in 1994 in order to provide a unified voice for dispute resolution neutrals before the state legislature, courts and governor’s office. Its mission is to develop and influence legislation and public policies promoting effective and accessible conflict resolution services, to promote high standards of practice and conduct by ADR neutrals and provider organizations, and to provide a forum for building consensus and implementing principles and policies affecting the practice of dispute resolution. For more information, visit

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