The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals is 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
methods of alternative dispute resolution.
NADN was established in 2008 following a conference of the committees of several statewide associations, including
the Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society; the California Academy of
Distinguished Neutrals; the North Carolina Academy of Superior Court Mediators;
the Georgia Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators and the Tennessee Academy of
Mediators & Arbitrators.
Members of these
associations are all recognized as members of the NADN.
With over 800 members throughout the United States, the NADN is the largest
free public roster of experienced ADR attorneys on the internet.
Academy makes our roster of peer-reviewed mediators and
arbitrators available at
no cost to visitors - simply search our website for
professionals with the pertinent case
experience, ADR expertise, or by preferred region. Our members can be contacted
directly or scheduled online, with no consulting or
administrative fees charged.
There is clear demand from attorneys, corporate counsel and
individual parties to know more specific information about a
given neutral: their experience, qualifications &
certifications, language skills, dispute areas in which they
have previously successfully mediated/arbitrated, and so on. Our
Academy website allows
visitors to find the most experienced ADR professionals as
approved by local litigation firms, and expedites the scheduling
process for both mediators/arbitrators and their clients.
May 2013, both the Defense Research Institute (www.DRI.org) and
American Association for Justice (www.Justice.org) approved NADN
as industry partners. NADN worked with both organizations,
incorporating the live NADN Neutral Database into both the DRI
and AAJ's own websites, allowing over 40,000 plaintiff and
defense attorneys access to a roster of the respected ADR
professionals in each state. NADN has also formalized an annual
survey process with both these groups, to better assess which
neutrals are most widely acceptable to both the plaintiff and
defense Bar in each state.