ADR - Alternative Dispute Resolution
ADR is usually less formal, less expensive, and less time-consuming than a trial.
ADR can also give more opportunity to determine when and how their dispute will be resolved.
Litigants with an approved fee waiver will be permitted to participate in the civil mediation program without being charged.
What is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)?
- ADR provides options to litigation
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of ADR?
- What are my options?
- How is the process initiated?
- How are ADR Neutrals selected?
- How are Neutrals Notified and ADR Hearings scheduled?
- How much will it cost?
- How long does it take?
- Requests for ADR Hearing continuances
- ADR completion dates
- What are my responsibilities if a case settles before the ADR session?
- What are my responsibilities after the ADR Session?
Preparing for the Judicial Arbitration Process
- Who must attend the Arbitration?
- What is the role of the Arbitrator?
- How to prepare for the Arbitration
- Submission of briefs
- What to expect at the Arbitration Session
- Discovery after assignment of Arbitrator
- The Arbitrator’s Award
- Judgment/Trial de Novo
Preparing for the Mediation Process
- Who must attend the Mediation?
- What is the role of the Mediator?
- How to prepare for the Mediation
- Submission of Briefs
- What to expect at the Mediation Session
- Discovery during mediation
Preparing for the Early Neutral Evaluation Process
- Who must attend the ENE Session?
- What is the role of the Evaluator?
- How to prepare for the ENE Session
- Submission of Written ENE Statements
- What to expect at the ENE Session
- Discovery during ENE