Most civil disputes are resolved without filing a lawsuit, and most civil lawsuits are resolved without a trial. The courts and others offer a variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes to help people resolve disputes without a trial. ADR is usually less formal, less expensive, and less time-consuming than a trial.
ADR Types & Benefits
Types of ADR
Mediation, settlement conferences, neutral evaluation, learn more about the most common types of ADR for civil cases.
Benefits of ADR
Using ADR may have a variety of benefits, depending on the type of ADR and the circumstances of the particular case. learn more about the benifits of ADR
Reports & Resources
For Civil Cases
For Family & Juvenile Cases