ADR Committee

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

Hon. Elaine B. Brown
Indiana Court of Appeals
Indianapolis

Hon. Patrick J. Dietrick
Marion Superior Court
Indianapolis

Mag. Keith Doi
St. Joseph Superior Court
South Bend

Hon. Paul Freed
Fayette County
Connersville

Hon. Alicia Gooden
Marion Superior Court
Indianapolis

Hon. David E. Northam
Rush Circuit Court
Rushville

Mag. Lucas M. Rudisill
Green Circuit/Superior Court
Bloomfield

Hon. Sam Scheele, Chair
Lake Superior Court, Civil 5
Hammond

Hon. Davin Smith
Huntington Circuit Court
Huntington

Hon. Catherine Stafford
Monroe Circuit Court
Bloomington

Hon. Jeffrey D. Todd
Grant Superior Court #1
Marion

Hon. Benjamin Vanderpool
Wabash Circuit Court
Wabash

Hon. Joseph P. Weber
Clark Circuit Court #3
Jeffersonville

 

 

Staff Contact

Mike Commons, Staff Attorney
Indiana Office of Court Services
Phone:  (317) 233-1579
michael.commons@courts.in.gov


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