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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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The Government's aim in sponsoring the Workshop on Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumers in the Online Marketplace is to bring together a diverse group of industry and consumer representatives, the academic community, and the public at large, to discuss the potential uses of alternative dispute resolution for business-to-consumer electronic commerce.
Attorneys are both the biggest supporters and the biggest detractors of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques," said Walker, who recounted a number of anecdotes about lawyers who originally opposed ADR, but were later won over in real-life resolutions by its effectiveness.
As a business-oriented firm, it represents its clients in all of their transactions, as well as in litigation and alternative dispute resolution.
The Minister continued: Raising awareness of the availability of alternative dispute resolution across different types of dispute and its potential benefits, requires much more than the collaboration across Government which my Department is already pursuing.
eResolution(x), the only company in the world that provides an entirely online arbitration service for cyberconflicts, is participating in the first Workshop on Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumers in the Online Marketplace, which was organised by the American government and is being held today and tomorrow in Washington, DC.
The Alternative Dispute Resolution Act of 1990 encourages all Federal agencies to explore ADR techniques.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) uses independent HMRC facilitators to resolve disputes between HMRC and customers during a compliance check.
Eleventh hour complaint from native council" is patronizing and trivializes the reasons ACIP rejects elements of the agreement, as well as the alternative dispute resolution process that all First Nations claimants are required to endure.
Louthan, Director of the IRS's Alternative Dispute Resolution and Customer Service Programs.
Arbitration, a type of alternative dispute resolution, has been used for many years, but primarily in a collective bargaining environment.
Among its duties, the TA establishes reconfiguration guidelines, specifies replacement channels, reviews reconfiguration cost estimates, monitors payment of reconfiguration costs, manages the relocation schedule, facilitates issue resolution and administers the alternative dispute resolution process.
The award also recognises his lifetime of involvement in dispute resolution including providing national leadership through his role as chair of the Federal Attorney-General's National Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Committee from 2004 to 2011.

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