ADR Section: ADR Summit

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
08:30 AM
Location: WMU Cooley Law School, 2630 Featherstone Rd, Auburn Hills

The ADR Section is proud to present our Third Annual ADR Summit, an outstanding 8-hour advanced mediation training. Building on the success of our First Annual ADR Summit in March 2015 and our Second Annual ADR Summit in March 2016, we are bringing in one of the best national trainers in the ADR field: Andy Little. Mark your calendar today! You do not want to miss this one.

Andy Little is the author of Making Money Talk: How to Mediate Insured Claims and Other Monetary Disputes. He led the efforts of the North Carolina Bar Association to implement mediation into the courts of North Carolina. He served as the initial Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section, served two terms on the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission, the body which certifies and regulates certified mediators in the court system, and served as the Commission Chair by appointment of the Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. He is a national mediator and advanced mediator trainer.

One of the leading mediation and negotiation teachers in the country, Andy will discuss the successful techniques from his book Making Money Talk. He will demonstrate how to move the mediation process forward by asking really good, thoughtful, open ended questions. He will discuss negotiation principles for mediators—how we can be better negotiation coaches—and how litigators might take these techniques and apply them as negotiation strategies when they are representing clients and negotiating directly without the use of a mediator. He will do demonstrations of his mediation and negotiation techniques and skills. If you need 8 hours of SCAO advanced mediator training to remain on your court list, this program is for you. If you want to improve your skills as an ADR provider by learning from one of the best mediation trainers in practice, this is your chance!

This program will be approved by the State Court Administrative Office for 8 hours of advanced mediator training credit.


    Register: online or by mail PDF

Registration deadline: March 17, 2017
A limited number of free scholarships for CDRC employees are available. To request a scholarship contact


Please note: Materials will be posted in the event library several days before the seminar.  Registrants will be able to access the library by following these steps:

1. Go to (You will be directed to a log-in page before you see the Groups page)

2. Double-click on the event name

3. Materials will be on the library tab

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