ACR Michigan Southeast Chapter
550 Hulet Drive, Suite 102
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

Last Update: 11/8/13


About the Chapter

Southeast Michigan ADR practitioners have convened in an effort to bring the principles, resources and expertise of ACR to local Michigan residents by establishing a Michigan - Southeast Chapter for ACR. The Southeast Michigan chapter of ACR enables ACR members to get involved with other practitioners in their local communities and provide opportunities for local meetings and projects. The local chapter provides a unique opportunity for members to meet face-to-face and attend programs and activities that support their professional development. Within the chapters, conflict resolution professionals share ideas and practices, making valuable networking connections throughout their area.

If you are not already a member, we would like to extend an invitation for you to join the Southeast Michigan Chapter of ACR. Click on the Membership Form button to get started. We are enthusiastic that ACR Michigan - Southeast will become a core component in our region's Dispute Resolution environment and that you will become an important part of this exciting development.

Meeting Information

Your local ACR chapter is pleased to announce several unique opportunities for ADR practitioners to gain insight on best practices, latest developments, and network with other professionals in the field. If you are not a member, you can join by clicking on the Membership Application. Members benefit from reduced registrations fees and are given priority over non members.

Fall Seminar Series: Elder Mediation Issues

The ACR Michigan Chapter presents mediator, social worker and attorney Ellen Craine (Speaker Bio) in a discussion on the use of mediation in resolving family disputes with an emphasis on elder issues. Ellen has presented many workshops and trainings on domestic abuse, loss and grief, mediation and social work ethics.  She has published many articles on divorce mediation, parenting coordination, and loss and grief issues related to divorce. Join us for a thought-provoking evening. (Download Speaker Bio)
Date: Monday, September 9, 2013
Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: Ginopolis' Bar-B-Q and Smokehouse - 27815 Middlebelt Road (at 12 Mile Road), Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334
Cost:  $5 Chapter members, $15 Non-chapter members

Dinner menu and cash bar available

Registration:  Click Here 

Fall Seminar Series: Online Dispute Resolution Platforms

The ACR Michigan Chapter presents mediator/arbitrator James Abron in a discussion on the use of Online Dispute Resolution(ODR) platforms for mediation and arbitration.  James has used ODR since 2007 and has determined the capabilities and limitations of various programs such as Skype and ADR specific platforms such as vitural Chourthouse and Modria. Mr. Abron will provide live demonstrations of several programs. (Speaker Bio)
Date: Monday, November 4, 2013
Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: Ginopolis' Bar-B-Q and Smokehouse - 27815 Middlebelt Road (at 12 Mile Road), Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334
Cost: $5.00 Chapter members, $15 Non-members
Dinner menu and cash bar available

Registration: Click Here


A gathering for ACR friends old and new... with support of American Arbitration Association, Oakland Mediation Center and many other ADR organizations. Registration fee includes complimentry Hors D' Oeuvres and a Cash Bar. Download Flyer

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: Fishbone's Restaurant
29244 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, MI
Cost: Pre registration: $10 per person, $5 next generation (under 30)
At the Door: $15 for all
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Featuring:  Guest Speaker Doug Van Epps,

Director of the Office for Dispute Resolution, SCAO
Program: Election of Chapter officers and Board, Chapter updates, introduction of 2014 calendar of events, guest speaker.
January 15, 2014  Download Flyer 

Oakland Mediation Center
550 Hulet, Suite 102, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Networking and Refreshments

5:45-6:45pm Business Meeting and election

6:45-7:15pm State of ADR in Michigan, Doug Van Epps

7:15-7:30pm Q and A

There is no fee for this event 
Registration: Coming


2013 Operating Officers and Members-at-Large

Operating Officers
Ed Hartfield, President 
Bonnie Hanes, President Elect
Bonnie Hanes, Secretary
Kenzi Bisbing, Treasurer

Members at Large
James Abron
Elaine Arnold
Earlene Baggett-Hayes
Emily Corwin
Nahla Hamdan
Jan Holdinski
Barbara Jones
Judge Fred Mester (Retired)
Mary Morris
Joan Price
Antoinette Raheem
John Turley

Past Presidents
Michael Nowakowski, 2012-2013
Bonnie Hanes, 2011-2012
Kerry Bernard, 2010-2011
Michael Nowakowski 2009-2010
Kerry Bernard, 2008-2009
Craig Pappas, 2007-2008
Makini Jackson, 2006-2007
Bill Warters, 2004-2005
Kerry Bernard, 2003-2004


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