John W. Garman, FCIArb, an adjunct faculty member at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law and a Neutral with the Agency for Dispute Resolution, has recently been elected as the Chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, North American Branch (NAB). The NAB is a branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).
Jean Sternlight, Director of Boyd’s Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution, notes “John’s election as Chair of the CIArb’s North American Branch is a tribute to his great arbitration expertise. We are extremely fortunate that our students are able to benefit from John’s teaching on a regular basis.”
The CIArb is an international not-for-profit organization based in the United Kingdom. The mission of both the CIArb and the NAB is to promote and support the work of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) professionals across the world. CIArb members include arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators, all working to resolve disputes in a flexible, non-court environment. With more than 30 branches and approximately 12,500 members working internationally, in sectors as diverse as finance, construction, oil and gas and agriculture in more than 100 countries, CIArb prides itself on being a truly global network. CIArb provides dedicated professional support to members through world-renowned training, conferences, events and publications. In addition to providing education and training for arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators, the CIArb is an international center for practitioners, policymakers, academics and those in business concerned with the cost-effective and early settlement of disputes.
The NAB has approximately 500 members and currently consists of 12 chapters spread throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Cayman Islands. One of the functions of the NAB is the global promotion, facilitation and development of all forms of private dispute resolution. The NAB also provides training and networking to enable the ADR practitioner to develop dispute resolution skills and network effectively in a competitive marketplace.