The Adoption of Resolution 703 By the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates


On the 5th of February 2024, the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates adopted Resolution 703. The Resolution reads:

RESOLVED, that the American Bar Association approves the Uniform Collaborative Law Rules and Uniform Collaborative Law Act (UCLA), promulgated by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws in 2010, as appropriate Rules or an appropriate Act for those states desiring to adopt the specific substantive law suggested therein.
Currently, nearly half of the US states have adopted the Act formalising the collaborative process. #Missouri and #Kentucky are currently considering adopting the UCLA this year.
Thanks to Professor Kristen Blankley (President of Global Collaborative Law Council Inc (GCLC), the late Kevin Scudder (founder of the Seattle Collaborative Law Center), Ana Sambold, Esq. (Chair, American Bar Association (ABA)-Dispute Resolution (DR), Susan Guthrie (Chair-elect, ABA-DR), Dean James Alfini, the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, Harry L Tindall, Robert Merlin, Cole Jeffries, and all the other leaders who have pushed for the adoption of the UCLA, not only in the US but also globally through efforts of members of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) and the Global Collaborative Law Council Inc (GCLC).
For a statewide chart of the progress of UCLA in the US, read more here:
#adr #collaborativelaw #americanbarassociation #disputeresolution #GCLC #UCLA #us #Law #vousparlezadr #letsmakeadrgoviral #viral #world
Michael P. Sampson
Ana Sambold, Esq
Susan Guthrie, Esq
Marc Sheridan