ADR Section Mission Statement

The ADR Section of the Colorado Bar Association (the “Section”) values its diverse community, is committed to the advancement of equity in the practice of ADR and strives to remove barriers for success within the ADR Section and the greater Colorado legal community for underrepresented groups.


The Section provides opportunities to its members to be inspired, informed, and connected. The Section foster a deeper understanding of the power of ADR in the larger community through its monthly meetings. We coordinate publication of helpful articles in the Colorado Lawyer and other ADR publications and communication outlets. Since our membership is comprised of both attorneys and non-attorney practitioners, the Section uniquely provides invaluable support to the legal, businesses, judicial, and public communities on effectively resolving conflicts and disputes of all kinds. Having a game plan and the right know- how in both judicial, extra-judicial and community arenas improves confidence and professionalism of ADR practitioners.


The Section enables members to learn and engage in invaluable networking opportunities with other dispute resolution professionals and members of the Bar. We foster important legislation, and help increase the professional use of ADR through frequent CLE’s and an Annual Conferences. The Section help members gain a deeper understanding of the substantive and practical issues involved in alternative dispute resolution in today’s conflict-laden world. The Section offers five business meetings and at least five CLE opportunities each year. Please click for Newsletter

Getting Involved

Our active and energetic Section carries out its ambitious agenda through four Committees: Communication, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Programs, and Legislative. The Section promotes networking through at least five business meetings and five CLE meetings each year. These meetings rotating monthly, so usually a business meeting is followed the next month by a learning opportunity. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic most meetings are now being held virtually. When we reconvene in person, the meetings will generally be the first Friday of each month at noon, at the CBA Offices on 17th floor.  

Upcoming Virtual Meeting Dates: 

Jan 8, 2021- Business Meeting

Jan. 14, 2021 – CLE, Beyond Mediation and Arbitration

Feb.17, 2021 – CLE/Book Club for Black History Month with Sam Cary Bar Association

March 5, 2021 – Business Meeting

April 9, 2021 – CLE

May 7, 2021 –Book Club and/or CLE

June 4, 2021 – Last Business Meeting for 2020-2021

Sept 9, 2019 Fall Fling Happy Hour – 5:00 – 6 pm

October 15, 2021 - Annual ADR Conference

November 11, 2021– Book Club and/or CLE

Dec. 3, 2021 – Happy Hour Trivia Contest



See latest  Monthly Newsletter For more information on getting involved with the Section, please click on the Info tabs on the side or email us at: See the Section Newsletter for current events. 

Committee Chairs

Elder Law Section Meeting- Kris Zumalt

T&E Diversity Subcommittee- Melissa Schwartz

Probate Trial & Procedure - Kathy Seidel and Norv Brasch

CUTC Notice and Reporting Provisions Subcommittee- Frank Hill

Elder Law Section CLE Program- Kris Zumalt and Rose Zapor

Elder Law Retreat Planning Committee- Susie Germany and Tammy Conover

Elder Law Executive Committee- Kris Zumalt

CLE T&E Committee- Molly Zwerdlinger

Orange Book Forms- Hayley Lambourn

Civic & Community Affairs- Sandra Sigler

Statutory Revisions- Dylan Metzner

T&E Practice Support- Jessica Johnson

Proposed Revisions to Uniform Probate Code- Bette Heller and Darla Daniel

ADR Resolution Corps