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
March 2015 ADR Times. Read a summary of CADR's February 10, 2015, brown-bag forum, "Defuse Conflict with Nonviolent Communication."
Read the second half of a two-part series, "Negotiating the Rebuilding of the World Trade Center - Part II: Design & Community," in the February 2015 edition of the ADR Times.
Check out CADR's January 2015 edition of the ADR Times, which includes an article on "Negotiating the Rebuilding of the World Trade Center - Part I: Property Control."
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