On May 21, 2009 Disputing and the Loree Reinsurance and Arbitration Law Forum announced the formation of a LinkedIn Commercial and Industry Arbitration and Mediation Group (post available here), an open forum for the discussion of industry and commercial ADR. At that time the group was 29 members strong, and we are pleased to report that the group has since grown to 150 members. Discussions have been lively, the group is internationally and professionally diverse, and group members have access to several ADR blogs, as well as articles posted by other group members. It is an excellent networking and learning opportunity for anyone interested in commercial and industry ADR.
We welcome new members. Persons who should consider joining this group include arbitrators; mediators; in-house and outside counsel; law professors; dispute-resolution consultants; members of ADR organizations; business entity representatives and principals whose day-to-day responsibilities include dispute resolution; law students and other students of commercial and industry ADR; and anyone else interested in the subject.
If you are already a member of LinkedIn, please click here to apply for membership in the Group. If you are not a LinkedIn member, click here, and you will be guided through the process of creating a profile (which does not have to be completed in one step). Once your profile is started, and you have a log-in name and password, you can apply for membership in the Group (which entails no more than clicking on a button). Joining LinkedIn is free, as is joining the group.
We hope you’ll join us and participate!