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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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"Courts have not been able to keep up with increasing demand, so the New York State judicial system, like many around the nation, is actively encouraging the use of Alternative dispute resolution to help relive backlogged calendars and understaffed courtrooms," Ryan said in a statement.
As the principal urge behind the incorporation of the provisions relating to participative justice are heavy costs and lengthy trials, therefore, the use of alternative dispute resolution achieves this objective through the use of more structured, dynamic negotiating forum than in traditional out of court settlement negations and through the influence of an effective mediator trained to tease out settlements from difficult negotiations3.
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Themed 'Connecting Asia and Africa, Connecting Investment and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): Opportunities and Challenges', the two-day conference touched on AALCO arbitration centres' roles in facilitating investment and promoting the use of ADR across Asia and Africa, the opportunities and challenges ahead, as well as producing a practical guide for investors venturing into business in different regions across Asia and Africa.
He reaffirmed the value that Alternative Dispute Resolution will add to the dispensation of justice through arbitration; adding that Lawyers have a very significant role to play in that process.
In 2016, a total of 1,373 cases were mediated through the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process, out of which 605 cases were settled, representing 44 percent nationwide.
He said Alternative Dispute Resolution Centres (ADRC) across Punjab would provide inexpensive and speedy justice to the people.
In a statement, Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the amount came from 53,958 labor dispute cases settled by DOLE through its Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanism from July 2016 up to December 2017.
Business ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1 The amount of time it takes to roll out projects would also be reduced once an alternative dispute resolution is in place, said Pecson.
Principles of Alternative Dispute Resolution, 3rd Edition
MPs on Tuesday began reviewing legislation aimed at affording further protection to consumers through the creation and operation of alternative dispute resolution bodies.
Haryana, March 18 -- LexisNexis(R)India, a leading provider of content-enabled solutions, today expanded its Lexis(R) Practical Guidance portfolio with the launch of Alternative Dispute Resolution module, an online workflow-based solution for legal counsels and law firms that provides in-depth practical guidance in a format that mirrors legal professionals' workflow on using ADR mechanisms to resolve disputes.

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