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
The ADR Times, April 2014, includes a summary of CADR's March 11 forum, "Using Mediation Tools for Public Speaking."
Check out the March 2014 ADR Times, which includes an article on "ADR and the Repatriation of Cultural Property."
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