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Purpose

The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee monitors current developments in fields of mediation, private judges, arbitration, and other means of settling lawsuits before and after a civil claim or complaint is filed.  This committee reviews legislation and caselaw affecting ADR, examines Indiana's Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules, and studies improvement suggestions.  The committee recently examined the ethical concerns related to a mediator's role with self-represented litigants, and is currently exploring issues related to foreclosure prevention and settlement conferences, the use of parenting coordinators, and expanding the use of arbitration.  This committee plans to meet approximately three times a year.

Members

Judge David Avery, Chair
Allen Superior Court (Civil)
Fort Wayne

Mag. Larry L. Ambler
St. Joseph Circuit Court
South Bend

Hon. Elaine B. Brown
Indiana Court of Appeals
Indianapolis

Hon. David A. Cox
Senior Judge
Kokomo

Hon. J. Jeffrey Edens
Boone Circuit Court
Lebanon

Hon. Calvin D. Hawkins
Lake Superior Court
East Chicago

Com. James A. Joven
Marion Superior Court
Indianapolis

Hon. Thomas K. Milligan
Senior Judge
Crawfordsville

Hon. David E. Northam
Rush Circuit Court
Rushville

Mag. Nanette K. Raduenz
Lake Superior Court #3
Gary 

Mag. Victoria M. Ransberger
Marion Superior Court
Indianapolis

Hon. John T. Roach
Vigo Superior Court #1
Terre Haute

Hon. Kim Van Valer
Senior Judge
Franklin

Hon. Randy J. Williams
Tippecanoe Superior Court
Lafayette

Staff Contact

Jennifer L. Weber, Staff Attorney
Indiana Judicial Center
30 S. Meridian St., Ste. 900
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone:  (317) 232-1313
Fax:  (317) 234-2622
Email:  jennifer.weber@courts.in.gov

Julia Orzeske, Executive Director
Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education
30 S. Meridian St., Ste. 950
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 232-1943
TDD: (317) 233-6112
Fax: (317) 233-1442

Visit the Alternative Dispute Resolution Fund website at http://courts.in.gov/adr

Meeting Minutes