Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

The District Court of Maryland’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Office provides mediation and settlement conferences for civil and landlord and tenant cases pending in many District Court locations. These ADR services are offered at no charge, either on the day of trial or before the trial date (pre-trial), through the District Court ADR Programs.

Has a dispute already been filed in the District Court? 

  • If NO, free mediation services are available throughout Maryland at community mediation and conflict resolution centers.  Click here to find the mediation service provider most convenient to you.  

    • If there is no local service provider for your County, please contact the closest Center in a neighboring County for mediation services.

    • Los servicios gratuitos de mediación están disponibles en Maryland en los centros que se enumeran debajo. 
      Servicios de mediación en español: 855-826-2909

  • If YES, submit this form to request information about mediation and ADR services available for your case.

    • Services may be available in person on your trial date or before your trial date through the District Court Remote ADR Program.  Click here to learn more about the District Court Remote ADR Program.

Or contact the ADR office at:
Phone: 410-260-1676
Email: [email protected]