CHAPTER 7 DISPUTE RESOLUTION
SUBCHAPTER 1 - ARKANSAS ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION COMMISSION
The purpose of this subchapter is to encourage, promote, and develop voluntary alternative
processes throughout the state to resolve disputes, cases, and controversies of all kinds.
History. Acts 1995, No. 673, § 1.
16-7-102. Arkansas Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission established - Terms of members
- Meetings - Rules - Quorum.
(a)(1)(A) There is hereby created the Arkansas Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission
which shall consist of seven (7) members.
(B)(i) Three (3) members shall be attorneys appointed by the
Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court, one (1) of whom
shall have been recommended to the court by the Arkansas Bar
(ii) One (1) member shall be appointed by the Speaker of the
House of Representatives.
(iii) One (1) member shall be appointed by the President Pro
Tempore of the Senate.
(iv) Two (2) members shall be appointed by the Governor.
(2) All members shall have demonstrated prior interest or involvement in alternative dispute
(3) At least one (1) commission member shall be an Arkansas resident considered to be a
representative of voluntary or nonprofit alternative dispute resolution programs in the State of
(4) Each member shall serve for six (6) years.
(5) If any member dies, resigns, or is otherwise unable to serve prior to the expiration of the
term, the appointing entity shall appoint a successor to serve the unexpired portion of the term.
(6) The members of the commission shall elect a chairman.
(b)(1) Nonlegislator members of the commission may receive expense reimbursement in
accordance with § 25-16-901 et seq.
(2) Legislator members shall receive per diem, mileage, and expense reimbursement at the same
rate as that prescribed for legislators for attending meetings of interim committees of the General
(c) The commission shall hold regular quarterly meetings each year on d