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
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.
Check out the ADR Times, September 2014 edition, which includes a summary of CADR's August forum with Tracey Wiltgen, "Kupuno Pono: Helping Families Talk and Develop Plans to Support Elderly Family Members."
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