Learn about the different ADR processes and how you can assist with ADR.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is increasingly being used by parties as a means of resolving legal disputes. Many federal and state courts require parties to utilize ADR within the litigation process and numerous administrative agencies offer mediation to parties. Private parties seek ADR professionals to help them resolve disputes confidentially and without outside intervention. Mediation, arbitration and early neutral evaluation are a few of the most widely used ADR processes, and paralegals need to understand the difference between the various processes, and how they can assist in preparation for ADR, during the ADR process and at the conclusion of ADR for the benefit of clients and attorneys whom they assist.