Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

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


Mediation, as used in law, is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and is a way of resolving disputes between two or more parties. READ MORE »
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