TMS Event Details

Event Title: What’s Really Going On with the Diversity Issue? A Personal Look at the Challenges of the ABA Resolution on Diversity In ADR Provider Selection

Event Type: Society Session


Cooper White & Cooper

201 California Street, 17th floor

Presenter: Fred Hertz

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Time: Noon to 1:30pm

This event will qualify for 1 hour of MCLE Credit including credit for Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession. Phone attendance will not qualify; attendance in person is required.


The American Bar Association recently passed a strongly worded resolution encouraging providers and consumers of ADR professionals to consider diversity in their selection process.  The resolution specifically includes race, gender, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity and ethnicity.   More information on the Resolution and the implementation plan can be found at the current Mediator’s Corner on our website.
Please join us for an open and thoughtful discussion of the issues raised by this Resolution, and share your ideas and concerns about the best ways it can be implemented – both within The Mediation Society and in our own practices.
The discussion will be led by Frederick Hertz, who represents the LGBT concerns on the Steering Committee charged with implementing Resolution 105. Because of the sensitivity of the topic, the discussion will not be recorded, an in-person attendance is highly encouraged.