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.
Updates and Upcoming Events
Free public forum and brown bag lunch, "Mindful Listening and Speech." This event will be held at Aliiolani Hale in the Multi-Purpose Room 101 on May 7, 2015, from Noon to 1:00 p.m. View the forum flyer for details.
March 2015 ADR Times. Read a summary of CADR's February 10, 2015, brown-bag forum, "Defuse Conflict with Nonviolent Communication."
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