Many disputes can be resolved without litigation through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes. Instead of going to court and risking great expense, broken relationships and lost time, disputing parties can try other processes, such as mediation, facilitation, and arbitration to resolve their dispute.
Could mediation be an effective alternative for your case?
The Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution
The Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution is dedicated to making ADR processes broadly available to Hawai`i citizens and agencies of state and local government. The Center provides neutral ADR processes that offer opportunities for early, party-driven, efficient, and fair conflict resolution.
Community Mediation Centers
Community mediation centers provide volunteer mediators statewide to assist in the resolution of various types of disputes. Call a center on your island, or in your county, for more information.
Volunteer Settlement Master Process
The VSM process may help you settle your divorce disputes.
Updates, Events & Recent Newsletters
Check out the April 2013 ADR Times, which includes articles on "Implicit Bias" and a summary of CADR's March 21 forum, "Addressing Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Issues that Arise in Mediation."
The ADR Times, March 2013 Special Edition, includes a legislative update and a summary of "The Uniform Mediation Act & Rule 408 - Two Approaches to Protect Medation Communications" forum. The UMA was introduced in both houses of the Legislature this session (SB 966 and HB 418)...More
March 2013 ADR Times. Read a summary of CADR's forum on "'Mediating' Non-Litigated Public Policy Problems" and an article about "Using Neutral Language" in CADR's newsletter. Have you noticed that certain words provoke arguments...More
The Center has published a new brochure, "Mediation of Foreclosure Cases Pending in the Hawaii State Courts." What you should know...More
2012 Annual Report. This report summarizes the Center's work during the past fiscal year.
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