Global Association of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Professionals

  • GAMA is the association of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) providers in the world, one of the specialised network of World Law Alliance.

    The GAMA role in the dispute resolution process is to administer cases, from filing to closing. The association provides administrative services through its International alliances and regional chapters that include assisting in the appointment of mediators and arbitrators, setting hearings, and providing users with information on dispute resolution options, including settlement through mediation.

    The GAMA aims to move cases through arbitration or mediation in a fair and impartial manner until completion. Additional GAMA services include the design and development of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) systems for corporations, unions, government agencies, law firms, and the courts. The Association provides education, training, and publications for those seeking a broader or deeper understanding of alternative dispute resolution. The GAMA is committed to providing an ever-widening array of innovative services. These services support ADR methods such as arbitration and mediation as well as other innovative methods in dispute avoidance and early resolution. In addition, our services include world-class case administration to guide you through whatever process you choose.


    The GAMA’s main objectives are to:

    • promote, encourage and facilitate the practice of settlement of disputes by arbitration and other forms of non-curiae dispute resolution
    • serve the community, commerce and industry by facilitating efficient dispute resolution
    • afford means of communicating between professional arbitrators, mediators and other dispute resolution professionals on matters affecting their various interests
    • support and protect the character, status and interests of the dispute resolution profession generally
    • promote study of the law and practice relating to arbitration and dispute resolution
    • disseminate information among Members on all matters affecting dispute resolution practice and procedure
    • print, publish and circulate such journals, papers and other literary undertakings and to contribute articles to magazines as may seem conducive to any of these objects
    • form a library for the use of Members and to provide suitable rooms for the holding of hearings, conferences, lectures and meetings
    • provide means for training and testing the qualifications of candidates for admission to professional membership of the Institute by examination and for such purposes to award certificates, establish scholarships, rewards and prizes

    Benefits of GAMA membership

    By joining the GAMA, you can:

    • further your career and professional prospects, status and opportunities
    • participate, in a multi-disciplinary setting, in activities designed to improve and update your practice skills
    • keep up to date with current developments and issues in the field
    • create opportunities for referrals to you as a graded arbitrator registered mediator, expert or in related fields of practice
    • Find out more about joining GAMA.
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