Alternative Dispute Resolution Resources

Whether you are in a neighborhood, family, business, workplace, or other type of conflict, there is a dispute resolution program that is right for you.  This guide will help you identify and locate mediation and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) programs in your area that can assist you in resolving your dispute.

What is ADR?

ADR, or Alternative Dispute Resolution, refers to a variety of processes for resolving disputes without going to trial.

We all have conflicts in our lives.  Filing a lawsuit may be the appropriate way to handle some disputes. There are also a number of effective ADR processes that can help parties find solutions before trial, or even without filing a lawsuit.   

The most commonly used processes include:

  • Mediation
  • Community Conferencing
  • Settlement Conferences

Use the links on the left to learn more about these processes and to find ADR services in your area.