Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Section serves to address all aspects of the practice of Alternative Dispute Resolution. This section's goal is to prepare its members for the law profession of the future in which multiple dispute resolution options will become an integral part of every attorney's practice. The section provides information and technical assistance to its members, legislators, government departments and the general public on all aspects of dispute resolution. This section will study existing methods for the prompt and effective resolution of disputes; adapt current legal procedures to accommodate court-annexed and court-directed dispute resolution processes; strive to activate local bar involvement in dispute resolution, and conduct public and professional education programs.


Arbitrator List Application
Arbitrator List, updated as of  1-4-19
The ADR Section of The Mississippi Bar is creating a list of ADR Section members who are qualified, practicing arbitrators in Mississippi. This list, similar to the list of qualified mediators currently maintained by the Bar in connection with the Court Annexed Mediation Program, is designed to assist the public and the bar in locating persons qualified to serve as arbitrators. If you are interested in being listed, please fill out the online form available here.

 

Leading Arbitration Service Providers:
American Arbitration Association http://www.adr.org 
National Arbitration Forum http://www.adrforum.com/default.aspx
FINRA (Securities Arbitration)   http://www.finra.org/ArbitrationMediation/index.htm
JAMS  http://www.jamsadr.com

ADR Related Materials:
Federal Arbitration Act:  http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode09/usc_sup_01_9.html
Mississippi Court Annexed Mediation Rules: http://www.mssc.state.ms.us/rules/msrulesofcourt/court_annexed_mediation.pdf
Order Establishing Mediator Qualifications for Court Annexed Mediation in Mississippi: http://www.mssc.state.ms.us/images/opinions/147299.pdf
Mississippi Civil Practice Statutes on Arbitration and Awards: http://michie.com/mississippi/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&cp
Mediator Directory: /for-members/mediators-directory.aspx

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
2021-2022 Executive Committee

Chair
Kaytie M. Pickett, Jackson
Jones Walker
kpickett@joneswalker.com
(601) 709-3344

Vice Chair
Amorya Orr, Jackson
Cosmich Simmons & Brown PLLC
Amorya.Orr@cs-law.com
(601) 863-2100

Secretary
Jim Warren, Jackson
Carroll Warren & Parker
jwarren@cwplaw.com
(601) 592-1010

Past Chair
Willie Abston, Flowood
Abston Law Firm
willie.abston@abstonlaw.com
(601) 487-8839

Member at Large (8/2019-7/2022)
Anne Veazey, Oxford
MS Mediation & Arbitration
anneveazey@aol.com
(601) 573-1224    

Member at Large (8/2020-7/2023)
Pat Zachary, Hattiesburg
Zachary & Leggett
pat@zandllaw.com
(601) 264-0300    

Member at Large (8/2021-7/2024)
Keith D. Obert, Madison
Obert Law Group 
obertlaw@bellsouth.net
(601) 856-9690