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 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.
Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald issued a proclamation declaring October 19, 2017, to be Conflict Resolution Day in the Courts of the State of Hawaii, and presented certificates of appreciation to the mediators of the Hawaii Appellate Mediation Program. Read more about this year’s Conflict Resolution Day activities.
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