alternative dispute resolution

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alternative dispute resolution

Abbreviation: ADR
Any of the methods of dealing with disputes and avoiding trial or litigation that are less threatening, less costly, and less time-consuming. Examples include arbitration, facilitation, negotiation, and mediation.
Synonym: conflict resolution
See also: resolution
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Although some courts provide mediation or early neutral evaluation through judges or magistrates, most of the courts' programs have come to rely on nonjudicial neutrals, who are usually attorneys.
A less widely used ADR option however is early neutral evaluation (ENE).
We believe our clients will greatly benefit from her wealth of expertise, not only in litigation, but in arbitration, mediation, and early neutral evaluation as well.

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