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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Thomas K. Foutz, Chair

Judge Carolyn Gill-Jefferson (ret.), Vice Chair


Upcoming Events


Ethics in Mediation CLE

  • Thomas K. Foutz will explore various hypothetical situations that arise during negotiation and mediation.
  • A review of the Rules of Professional Conduct and whether strategies used by the advocate and mediator are ethical. 

Speaker: Thomas K. Foutz, ADR inc. 

Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 

Time:  12 Noon

CLE:  One Hour of Ethics

Location: New Orleans Bar Association, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans

Cost:  NOBA Member Discount - $35; Non Member - $45
includes light lunch


  1. Call NOBA at (504) 525-7453 
  2. Mail payment to NOBA at 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130
  3. Email Rebekah Burg

Cancellations must be received in writing two days prior to the program in order to receive a refund less an administrative fee. No shows will be charged. 




Recent Activities



Everything You Need to Know to Prepare for a Mediation

CLE Co-sponsored by the ADR Committee and Young Lawyers Section

  • How to prepare for a mediation
  • Opening Statements
  • How to work with a mediator
  • Preparing clients for mediation
  • Demands or offers before mediation
  • Mediator’s perspective
  • What attorneys look for in a mediator


Speaker: J. Gregg Collins, ADR inc.; Ryan Malone of Duplass, Zwain; Jason Giles, Womac Firm

Date:  Thursday, May 10, 2012

Time: 4 pm - 5 pm (1 Hour of CLE) followed by Cocktail Hour from 5 pm - 6 pm

CLE:  One Hour of CLE

Location:  Southern Food and Beverage Museum, Riverwalk, New Orleans, LA