Alternative Dispute Resolution
What is Alternative Dispute Resolution?
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) describes processes that offer alternatives to litigation (filing and proceeding with a lawsuit), and provides opportunities for early, party-driven and fair resolution of conflicts. Methods include, but are not limited to, mediation, arbitration, fact-finding, consensus-building, early neutral evaluation, and settlement conferences. The purpose of ADR is to facilitate settlements and agreements on issues defined by the parties.
How can ADR help in my case?
How do I find ADR services?
About the Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution
The Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution (Center) is dedicated to making ADR processes broadly available to Hawaii citizens and agencies of state and local government.
Learn more about the Center
Why does the Court offer ADR?
Volunteer Settlement Master Process
The VSM process may help you settle your divorce disputes.
CADR collaborated with scholars from the Columbia Law School Mediation Clinic, and Hawaii ADR and Bar organizations to put on a series of events during the week of March 12th, including a panel discussion, “Indigenous Conflict Resolution: Practice and Integration.” Read more about this collaborative venture.
CADR training opportunities for state and county employees – CADR’s Training Schedule for February to June 2018 is now available. Please visit our training page for more information.
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