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
Human interaction has changed. In the not so distant past, children created games and stories, face to face...Read more about "Preserving the Art of Conversation" in the December 2014 ADR Times.
Read a summary of CADR's October 9 free public forum and brown bag lunch, "Legal Aid Society of Hawaii: Hawaii Self-Help Forms Project and Court Self-Help Centers," in the November 2014 Edition of the ADR Times.
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