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About The Kansas Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators

The Kansas Academy is the local chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, a professional association whose membership consists of attorneys distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of civil & commercial conflict resolution and by their commitment to the practice of alternative dispute resolution. 

With over 900 members throughout the United States, the NADN is the largest free public roster of experienced ADR attorneys online. Membership is by invitation only and limited to neutrals who have proven experience in the resolution of commercial & civil disputes. All members have been recognized for their accomplishments through a peer-nomination and client review process.


For more about NADN, please watch our "Introduction to NADN" YouTube video below...

About our Kansas Chapter Website
There is clear demand from attorneys, corporate counsel, adjusters and parties to know more specific information about a given neutral: their practice experience, qualifications, language skills, dispute areas in which they have previously mediated, and so on. This website allows the visitor to find the state's most experienced ADR professionals quickly and easily. There is also the common difficulty of settling upon a mutually agreed date for a mediation or arbitration - this website serves as a daily scheduling aid to attorneys and staff.

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Membership
Membership in the Academy is by invitation only. Membership is limited to established mediators and arbitrators, each of whom is confirmed to have met our nomination and experience requirements, and to have established a solid reputation in their respective field.

Formal Criteria:

design element 2 Academy members are required to sponsor/second an attorney for consideration. 
design element Only members of the State Bar of Kansas of 5+ years good standing are considered eligible. 
design element All Members are professional neutrals in civil/commercial mediation or arbitration practice for a minimum of 5 years, with a minimum of 30% of their professional efforts dedicated to civil/commercial ADR practice. All members must receive remuneration for ADR practice at least 90 days annually.
design element Members identified as MEDIATORS must have privately mediated a minimum of 200 civil disputes, excluding pro bono and family law cases.
design element Members identified as ARBITRATORS must have arbitrated to final award a minimum of 20 civil cases.  Exceptions may be made in the case of former judges, where time on the bench & published decisions can be considered towards these totals.
design element 8 attorney client references required on application (attorneys for whom neutral has mediated/arbitrated  civil-trial disputes in the preceding 60-90 days. Each will be contacted and questioned as to nominee's approach, effectiveness, professionalism and reputation within the firm.

All nominees must provide attorney references (as described above) before being considered for the Academy. The final decision to approve/decline membership rests with Executive Director of NADN. 

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Advisory Committee
The Advisory Committee is an appointed committee of fulltime ADR professionals who have been instrumental in helping to identify, and nominate, neutrals of repute across Kansas. They have also given advice as to suitable membership criteria, and suggestions/improvements that have led to the current version of this, the Academy's website. We are grateful to the following distinguished 2016-18 Committee Members:

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National Academy Membership Fee : $60 per month
(Preferred method of payment is monthly charge to members' credit card, else annual card payment of $720)

ALL KANSAS CHAPTER MEMBERS ARE RECOGNIZED BY THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DISTINGUISHED NEUTRALS, SEE MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA AND DUES DETAILS AT www.NADN.org/membership.html 

In June 2013, NADN was confirmed as a partner to both the national defense bar (www.DRI.org/Neutrals) and the plaintiffs bar (www.Justice.org/Neutrals). All NADN member profiles are now promoted to the more than 40,000 members of these legal associations. 


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