Symposium on Federal Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs: Successes and Challenges


Department of Justice
Main Justice Building
950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20530
7th Floor Conference Room 7411

Co-sponsored by the Administrative Conference of the United States and the U.S. Department of Justice, with the support of the Interagency ADR Working Group (IADRWG) Steering Committee, this event was designed to serve as a forum for successful use of ADR by federal agencies, generate support for ADR programs, and provide sustained momentum for federal ADR efforts.  The Symposium featured remarks by Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General of the United States, who emphasized the importance of renewing the commitment to strengthen ADR programs across the federal government.  Two panel presentations by agency heads and ADR program directors described success stories in a variety of applications and addressed new developments and emerging areas in federal agency use of ADR.

Chairman Verkuil Greeting AG Holder

Chairman Verkuil Greeting Attorney General Holder.

ADR Symposium Goals

  • Showcase the success and breadth of Federal ADR programs.
  • Generate support from agency leadership for ADR programs.
  • Provide concrete follow-up to the Attorney General’s May 2010 Memorandum on Agency Leadership Participation in the Interagency ADR Working Group.

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