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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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Because Alternative Dispute Resolution is still in its adolescence, it's constantly being shaped by new legal and legislative developments," said chairman and publisher M.
The rapid growth of the use of arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution in lieu of litigation means that the business world, the legal community and the broader public need an easy and efficient way of finding qualified dispute resolution professionals," said ADRWorld.
The EEOC Task Force Report on Alternative Dispute Resolution stated "by facilitating resolution where agreement is possible, the ADR process can free up Commission resources to place greater emphasis on identifying discrimination in the workplace and perform more expeditious and thorough investigations in those cases that are not resolved through alternative processes.
This book explains how alternative dispute resolution (ADR) first moved online, how it evolved, and how ODR is now being applied.
The alternative dispute resolution centres work via a neutral third person helping the rival parties reach a voluntary resolution over any dispute.
The parties have agreed to appoint retired Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke to lead the Alternative Dispute Resolution process.
Besides FJA faculty, eminent legal practioners, laws experts and professionals will provide the young judges with a comprehensive, practical introduction to alternative dispute resolution, sharpen their skills in mediation, and promote the development of a strong disposition among them toward conflict resolution.
Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA) and the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) have joined forces to promote and enhance alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services in the Kingdom.
HALF a billion pounds in tenants' deposits has been safeguarded by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme since deposit protection and Alternative Dispute Resolution became mandatory.
It contains the appendices: (1) Published statistics on mediation/alternative dispute resolution in Australian courts and tribunals over the period 2002 to 2003; (2) Bodies involved in alternative dispute resolution in Australia; (3) Letter and survey to individual alternative dispute resolution practitioners; (4) Letter and survey to alternative dispute resolution organisations; (5) Individual alternative dispute resolution practitioner participants in the study; (6) Organisations involved in alternative dispute resolution in Australia included in the survey; and (7) Vignettes of mediations involving literacy, numeracy or language difficulties.
The delays could also put at risk the government's own alternative dispute resolution process, he added.
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, such as arbitration and mediation, offer a variety of techniques for resolving conflicts with the aid of a neutral party and without resorting to litigation.

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