ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Annual Spring Conference
April 27 - April 30
The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference is the largest ADR conference in the world, typically attracting up to 700+ participants. Attendees gather to learn the latest in dispute resolution techniques and trends, exchange ideas with experts and peers, and strengthen their professional relationships. The 2022 ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference will be held in Los Angeles, CA from April 27-30 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites.
The theme of the 2022 Spring Conference:
Where Do We Grow from Here? New Directions and Rejuvenation
As we transition into a new era, will we expand our reliance on technology or return to more traditional in-person connections? The other side of the pandemic presents opportunities to apply new approaches and lessons learned to advance and diversify our profession, our teaching, and our service to parties. Yet, for some of us, a return to pre-pandemic practices holds the greatest appeal. This year the Spring Conference looks to examine what we gain and lose as we explore hybrid systems, new developments, and established approaches to our profession. The conference programs will explore the evolution of legal representation, dispute resolution systems and practice, court systems, and legal education in our new era.
In addition to our dispute resolution themed programs, this year we are collaborating with the ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division to include in the agenda a group of programs that will appeal to general practice, solo, and small firm practitioners.
Our plan is to hold the conference in-person. All in-person events will follow local and CDC public health guidelines and regulations. We may also incorporate virtual programs as a supplement to the in-person conference, subject to demand and capacity.