Membership in the Academy is by invitation
only. Membership is limited to established mediators
and arbitrators, each of whom is confirmed to have met
our nomination and experience requirements, and to
have established a solid reputation in their
Formal Eligibility Criteria:
2 Academy members are required to
sponsor/second an attorney for consideration.
Only members of the Stage Bar of
Georgia of 5+ years good standing are considered eligible.
All Members are professional
neutrals in civil/commercial mediation or arbitration practice
for a minimum of 5 years, with a minimum of 40% of their
professional efforts dedicated to civil/commercial ADR
practice. All members must receive remuneration for ADR practice
at least 90 days annually.
Members identified as MEDIATORS
must have privately mediated a minimum of 200 civil
disputes, excluding pro bono and family law cases.
Members identified as ARBITRATORS
must have arbitrated to final award a minimum of 20 civil
cases. Exceptions may be made in the case of former judges,
where time on the bench & published decisions can be considered
towards these totals.
8 attorney client references
required on application (attorneys for whom neutral has
mediated/arbitrated civil-trial disputes in the preceding 60-90
days. Each will be contacted and questioned as to nominee's
approach, effectiveness, professionalism and reputation within
Through this strict
qualification process, we are pleased to include the
following established civil mediators
in our Member Roster: