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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ADR options include but are not limited to court-annexed or nonbinding arbitration; early neutral evaluation; summary jury trial; mini-trial; voluntary mediation; and judicial mediation, which includes the use of settlement conferences and magistrates.
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