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The LinkedIn Commercial and Industry Arbitration and Mediation Group is Now More than 500 Members Strong!

January 6th, 2010 Commercial and Industry Arbitration and Mediation Group, Mediation 2 Comments » By Philip J. Loree Jr.

On May 21, 2009 Disputing and the Loree Reinsurance and Arbitration Law Forum announced the formation of the 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 — now it is more than 500 members strong, and still growing.   

Some LinkedIn groups are a little dull, featuring little or no meaningful discussion and lots of shameless self promotion.  But this group is a lively one that enjoys debating issues and sharing information and experiences.  Discussions have been frequent and spirited, the group is internationally and professionally diverse, and group members have access to several ADR blog feeds, 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.

Membership in the group is recommended to those interested in keeping abreast of current events pertinent to arbitration (including consumer arbitration), tracking judicial and legislative developments relevant to arbitration law, learning more about the subject, or simply sharing information.  We are proud to have as members a number of commercial and industry arbitrators, attorneys, law professors, industry people and arbitration professionals.   

Membership is also recommended if you are a mediator, a business person who utilizes mediation to resolve disputes, an attorney who represent clients in mediation or a person interested in learning about mediation or sharing information on the subject.  The group’s membership features a number of highly-accomplished mediators and well-known ADR bloggers.  Not being a mediator myself, I have learned much about mediation simply through group participation.    

We welcome new members.  The group is not a forum for, and does not permit, advertising or blatant self-promotion, so our members need not be concerned about being subject to sales pitches, and the like. 

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 need 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 the conversation!


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2 Responses to “The LinkedIn Commercial and Industry Arbitration and Mediation Group is Now More than 500 Members Strong!”

  1. Don Philbin says:

    Congratulations Phil and Victoria! Great idea and excellent content. Keep it up. Don

  2. Philip J. Loree Jr. says:


    Thanks for your kind comment and, more importantly, for being an active co-manager and contributor!