Definitions for "Alternate Dispute Resolution"
Ways of making decisions and resolving disputes, other than litigation (contested hearings). ADR includes mediation, collaborative law, arbitration, and Neutral Evaluation.
methods other than litigation for resolving disputes, typically includes mediation and arbitration
A variety of procedures for resolving disputes. ADR is a fair and efficient alternative to court adjudication that must be entered into voluntarily by all parties. Some of the more common ADR procedures are arbitration, mediation, and conciliation. The Americans with Disabilities Act encourages the use of ADR to resolve conflicts.