Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee

The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee is focused on educating the profession and the community about the various forms of mediation and arbitration available in the legal process. The committee also liaises with the Courts, and with other Law Society committees, and is pursuing law reform as a tool to introduce ADR as an integral component in lawyers’ practices. ADR includes, but is not limited to: mediation (including facilitative mediation, evaluative mediation, and transformative mediation), conciliation, collaborative law, arbitration, and other forms of negotiation with or without a mediator. Mediators may be lawyers, psychologists, counsellors, or other accredited professionals.

Current projects of the committee include creating of a panel of mediators and arbitrators available to the public; educating the profession about ADR; and educating the public at large about ADR, and about the role of solicitors in the ADR process.

You can contact the committee directly through the Law Society's Committee Administrator on


  • Debra Parker (Chair)
  • Anya Aidman
  • Anca Costin
  • Daniella Fiocco
  • Melissa Haley
  • Ken Hubert
  • Ben Mason
  • Claire Naidu
  • Robert Routh
  • Carlos Turini
  • Kendall Wegener
  • Matthew Kamarul* (ACT Magistrates Court)

*Regular guests/representatives

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