ArbitralWomen members are encouraged to participate in a new study on diversity and inclusion in alternative dispute resolution being conducted by the London Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation (LCAM) and Royal Holloway, University of London.
The objective of the survey is to investigate the current levels of diversity and inclusion in the ADR industry. To do so, the organisers will be asking ADR professionals to answer questions about their background and how often they have been appointed as an arbitrator, mediator, or another role in ADR. The questions will address not only the person’s role in ADR, but also more personal questions related to inclusion and diversity such as race, gender, education, and socio-economic background. By analysing a broad range of factors, the organisers intend to assess the status of diversity amongst ADR professionals. Notably, the organisers are attempting to evaluate if there is a diversity gap amongst ADR professionals and, if there is a gap, in which type of ADR procedure diversity is lacking.
ArbitralWomen members who are arbitrators, mediators, adjudicators, expert witnesses, and other professionals in ADR are encouraged to answer questions about their appointments, race, gender, education, and social-economic background. It is notable that socio-economic background is canvassed in this study, which has to date been surprisingly absent from much of the debate around diversity.
The survey is available here.
Submitted by Farad Asghari, Manager, London Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation (LCAM)