Minneapolis, MN, May 18, 2005 --(PR.com
)-- The National Arbitration Forum (NAF) announced today that it has entered into a two-year sponsorship agreement with the General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm Section of the American Bar Association (ABA). GP Solo is the fourth largest Section of the ABA, representing nearly 30,000 members. The announcement comes as NAF and GP Solo kick off this new relationship at the GP Solo Spring Meeting in Miami, May 18 - 22, 2005.
As a Section Corporate Sponsor, NAF will participate and collaborate in a variety of initiatives to heighten awareness of its full spectrum of alternative dispute resolution solutions among GP Solo members at Section meetings during 2005-2006, plus a survey of GP Solo members during early 2005, a focus group on the value and benefit of online settlement solutions, and CLE presentations. "We are excited to be a sponsor of the GP Solo Section for both 2005 and 2006," said Curtis Brown, general counsel for the National Arbitration Forum. "More than half of the nation's lawyers are in solo and small firm settings, and our goal is to provide them with the right solutions for out-of-court dispute resolution options that will make them more efficient and effective."
"More than ever before, solo and small firm lawyers need to be creative about how disputes may be resolved. That’s what their clients expect, and that’s the knowledge the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section has to provide," said Lee Kolczun, GP Solo section chair. "We are pleased to have the support of the National Arbitration Forum to enable programs that serve our members needs and requirements."