The National Defense & Trial Bar Associations
Defense Research Institute - www.DRI.org
DRI is the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel in the world, with more than 22,000 members. DRI is host to more than 25 substantive committees whose focus is to develop ongoing and critical dialogue about areas of practice.
NADN was proud to partner with DRI in creating the DRI Neutral Database, providing DRI members with access to bios and calendars of all NADN-approved mediators and arbitrators. NADN also works with DRI and its many state affiliates to conduct a biennial Neutral Survey, in order to identify the neutrals that are most widely acceptable to litigators in each state.
American Association For Justice - www.Justice.org
Formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers for America, AAJ represents the interests of the plaintiff bar across the USA. AAJ is the world's largest trial bar, providing 20,000+ trial attorneys with information, professional support and a nationwide network that enables them to most effectively and expertly represent clients.
NADN was proud to work with AAJ in 2013/14 completing extensive surveys and research of litigators, allowing us to expand our roster into every U.S. State. The Academy continues to promote our member roster via the AAJ's monthly TRIAL magazine, and NADN is also pleased to work with over 25 AAJ-affiliated state trial bar associations, promoting our State Chapters via local sponsorships and advertising.
Recommended ADR Associations
American Arbitration Association: www.ADR.org
America's largest and longest established not-for-profit ADR organization, AAA has a long history and experience in the field of alternative dispute resolution, providing services to individuals and organizations who wish to resolve conflicts out of court. The AAA role in the dispute resolution process is to administer cases, from filing to closing. The AAA provides administrative services in the U.S., as well as abroad through its International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR).
American College of Civil Trial Mediators: www.ACCTM.org
The College is a non-profit organization of around 120 active professionals distinguished by their experience, skill, ethical standards, and professional commitment to mediation, conflict management and alternative dispute resolution.
Association of Attorney-Mediators: www.attorney-mediators.org
The AAM is a nonprofit trade association. Its members are qualified, independent attorney-mediators offering mediation services, based out of Texas.
College of Commercial Arbitrators: www.ccarbitrators.org
An association of over 200 prominent, experienced commercial arbitrators, formed to promote the profession and to develop best practices and provide peer training and professional development.
International Academy of Mediators: www.iamed.org
This respected association recognizes over 150 of the best established commercial mediators in the USA, Canada, Europe and New Zealand.
International Mediation Institute (IMI): www.IMIMediation.org
IMI is a non-profit Foundation established in 2007 as a global public service initiative to drive transparency and high competency standards into mediation practice across all fields, worldwide. IMI is Internet-based and operates worldwide but has its main office in The Hague, The Netherlands.