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Diversifying Neutral Panels – Let’s Get It Done (FREE for MEMBERS)


What began as a science-backed idea reported in a law review article, developed into an independent corporate entity, Ray Corollary Initiative, Inc (RCI, Inc.) aimed at increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the selection of ADR neutrals. In 2022, the RCI will improve the appointment of diverse neutrals by requiring that those who join its Pledge seek to ensure that at least 30% of each arbitrator/mediator roster is made up of “diverse” neutrals. The RCI includes “the 30% metric” because of the demonstrated effect that 30% diversity has on the likelihood that a diverse neutral will be appointed.

Presented by:

Homer C. La Rue, Arbitrator Mediator Professor of Law, La Rue Dispute Resolution Services

Alan Symonette, Symonette ADR Services, Inc.

Dr. Katherine Simpson, FCIArb., Simpson Dispute Resolution


This presentation is FREE for MSBA Members as part of the Virtual Learning Pass membership benefit! 

One hour of CLE credit will be offered to the surrounding MCLE states of Pennsylvania and Delaware ONLY, this course is not approved by Virginia.

Course Level
Professional Area of Focus
ADR and Mediation
CLE Field of Study
Continuing Education Legal Credit
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