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National Arbitration Forum to Sponsor and Lead Training Sessions at American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference

Leading ADR experts will provide training and updates on developments in the alternative dispute resolution field.

Minneapolis, MN, March 31, 2006 --( National Arbitration Forum attorneys will speak at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference “ADR on My Mind in Georgia” being held April 5-8 in Atlanta, Ga.

National Arbitration Forum Director of Education Roger Haydock, Esq. will lead a skills training session entitled “Discovery in Arbitration: What Advocates and Arbitrators Can (and Cannot) Do!” on April 6 from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Haydock will conduct an interactive skills workshop that addresses discovery in arbitration including the rules, motion practice and the parameters around decision making.

Haydock will also be a panelist on a panel entitled “From Apologies to Mandatory Mediation: A Comprehensive ADR Legislative and Regulatory Round-Up” on April 6 from 2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. This presentation will provide an overview of federal and state legislation and regulations concerning dispute resolution.

Other panelists include:
•    Paul Bennett Marrow, Chappaqua, N.Y. and National Arbitration Forum arbitrator/mediator
•   Robert Feagin, Decker, Hallman, Barber & Briggs, Atlanta, Ga. and National Arbitration Forum arbitrator/mediator

National Arbitration Forum Senior Legal Counsel Colleen Askvig will be a member of a roundtable entitled “Diversity in the ADR Profession” as part of the Forum on Expanding Opportunities for Minorities and Women. Askvig will share the ADR provider’s perspective on how to ensure diversity in the ADR profession and on ADR panels/rosters.

Other roundtable members include:
•    Ken Adrickik, NASD
•    Ryan Hamilton, Resolute Systems, Inc.

“The National Arbitration is pleased to be participating in the ABA’s Section of Dispute Resolution Eighth Annual Spring Conference,” said Ed Anderson, Managing Director of the National Arbitration Forum. “Our organization is committed to education and advancing the practice of ADR. We are in a unique position to provide ADR professionals with valuable insight that they can use in their work that will help them provide the best services possible.”

The National Arbitration Forum will also have a strong presence throughout the Spring Conference. As a platinum sponsor of the conference, the National Arbitration Forum will exhibit at the Conference Expo (booth 10) and is underwriting some of the costs of the event.

About the National Arbitration Forum
The National Arbitration Forum is one of the world's leading providers of alternative dispute resolution solutions, including arbitration and mediation, representing a distinguished panel of over 1,500 attorneys and retired judges in the U.S. and in 29 countries. Founded in 1986, the National Arbitration Forum is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has offices located in New Jersey and Los Angeles. Additional information is available at the National Arbitration Forum's website at

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