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?

It may:

  • Produce greater satisfaction with results
  • Create more flexibility, control and participation
  • Lead to a better understanding of the case
  • Improve case management
  • Reduce communication barriers

 

How do I find ADR services?

  • Community mediation centers offer mediation services by trained mediators statewide to assist in helping in the resolution of various types of disputes.
  • Private mediators, facilitators, and arbitrators are available throughout the state.

 

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

Contact the Center

 

 

Why does the Court offer ADR?

A message from the Chief Justice.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Volunteer Settlement Master Process

The VSM process may help you settle your divorce disputes.

 

Kauai Contested Divorce Mediation

 

Foreclosure Mediation Pilot Project

 

Brochures, Newsletters, and Other Publications

Videos

 

Updates and Upcoming Events

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.

Check out a Special Edition of the ADR Times in honor of Conflict Resolution Day.  Read the winning entry in CADR's Peer Mediation Poem Contest.

"16 Unions Ratify Contracts with the Metropolitan Opera," read about it in the October 2014 ADR Times.

 

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