Out-of-court dispute resolution is no longer just an
alternative form of resolving legal matters, according to
members of the bar and bench alike. It's also the focus of the
Massachusetts Bar Association's newest section.
Officially approved at the MBA's March House of Delegates
meeting, the Dispute Resolution Section is in many ways a natural
evolution of the MBA's own Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Committee, which has been active for many years. To reflect the
field's increasing and more mainstream use, the Dispute Resolution
Section title stands without the familiar "A" for "alternative"
that was included in the name of the committee.