TRAINING & SEMINARS                   

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For more than a decade, Associates in Dispute Resolution LLC, has been a leader in designing and developing high-quality training programs for regional, national and international bar associations as well as customized presentations in behalf of corporations, law firms, human resource managers, court personnel, judges and experienced litigators. ADR, LLC, Partner Larry R. Rute has served as a long-time Adjunct Professor at Washburn University School of Law teaching Dispute Resolution Techniques. ADR, LLC, Patrick Nichols, has served as an Adjunct Professor teaching Dispute Resolution at the University of Kansas School of Law and Washburn School of Law.

We are available to assist in coordinating, developing and designing training to fit the needs of any corporation or organization. Click Here to review a representative sample of recent dispute resolution training programs in which we have been involved.


We present, on an annual basis, a highly acclaimed dispute resolution training program specifically designed to provide litigators, mediators, arbitrators and other professionals, high-quality mediation and dispute resolution training. We typically offer a minimum of six hours of CLE (Kansas and Missouri) and CME (Kansas) approved training credits. Our annual training offers an excellent opportunity to meet fellow professionals and to socialize and discuss “hot topic” dispute resolution issues and techniques. 




April 8-9, 2016 - ABA Section of Dispute Resolution

New York, New York

Presentation:  Family Law Arbitration Act:  Has the Time Come Yet?

Presenters:  Professor Linda D. Elrod and Larry R. Rute


Click on links below for their presentation materials from this event.

Family Law Arbitration Act Outline by Linda D. Elrod

Family Law Arbitration Act PowerPoint Presentation

Draft of Family Law Arbitration Act


May through September, 2016

Crossroads of Parenting and Divorce Seminar

Location:  Douglas County Courthouse, Jury Selection Room, Lower Level


Class Dates, Times and Location:


May 10, 20163:30 - 5:30 p.m.

May 24, 2016 - 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

August 9, 2016 - 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

August 23, 2016 - 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

September 7, 2016 - 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

September 14, 2016 - 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.


The goal of this seminar is to educate parents so their children have the opportunity to grow in a home environment free from the hostility that often occurs when parents separate.  Topics covered include:

  • Keep your child(ren) out of the middle;
  • Allow your child(ren) to love both parents;
  • Work on your own recovery;
  • Develop new communication skills;
  • Create a new relationship as co-parents; and,
  • Understand your child's development.

This court benefits both parents and children as it seeks to reduce the symptoms of stress children experience as a result of parental conflict, diminish the effects of loyalty binds, create a more relaxed home environment, increase the likelihood of keeping both parents active in their child(ren)'s lives, educate parents about the negative impact of parental conflict on their children, and introduce parents to communication techniques, conflict resolution skills and children's issues in divorce.


For more information, please contact Adina Morse at or call her directly at 785-766-6525. 


You may register via e-mail at  Please include your name, phone number and the session date you wish to attend.  You will then receive a link to our online payment center with your confirmation.



Friday, September 30, 2016

Innovative Dispute Resolution Techniques

pending approval for 6.0 hours of CME/CLE for Missouri & Kansas

including 1.0 Hours of Ethics (approved)
















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