Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

This is FindLaw's collection of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) articles, part of the Litigation and Disputes section of the Corporate Counsel Center. "ADR" refers to any means of settling disputes outside of the courtroom and is usually less formal, less expensive, and less time-consuming than a trial. ADR typically includes early neutral evaluation, negotiation, conciliation, mediation, and arbitration. While the two most common forms of ADR are arbitration and mediation, negotiation is almost always attempted first to resolve a dispute. Law articles in this archive are predominantly written by lawyers for a professional audience seeking business solutions to legal issues. Start your free research with FindLaw.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Articles

  • Arbitration In International Project Finance: Drafting the Arbitration Provision

    This is Part Two of a Two-Part Series on the use of Arbitration in International Project Finance Transactions Part One of this article discussed the increasing role of arbitration as the preferred method for resolving disputes in international ...

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  • Arbitration Expert Predicts 21st Century Trends

    Thomas J. Stipanowich, a law professor at the University of Kentucky and a nationally- recognized expert in the field of arbitration, presented his views on the future of arbitration at the ADR Section's Annual Meeting on September 16, 1998 ...

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  • Canadian Law on International Commercial Arbitration

    The importance and long-term consequences of the efficient resolution of commercial disputes is undoubted in the industrialized world. Until relatively recently, the principal burden has fallen on a limited number of national court systems that have ...

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  • Mediation: An Effective Process to Resolve Complex Commercial Disputes

    With the continuing rise in litigation costs coupled with the length of time it takes to fully litigate most complex commercial disputes, mediation provides an effective alternative technique for dispute resolution. Whatever the issue involved in a ...

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  • How Much Justice Can You Afford?

    Most litigation attorneys will readily admit that, when all is said and done, they are the only real "winners" left standing after completion of a lawsuit. The truth is that litigation is by far the most expensive and emotionally draining way to ...

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  • Mediation Saves M.E.T.

    What is M.E.T.? It is the acronym for M - Money, E - Emotion, and T- Time. The following information is intended to give you insight into the mediation process and how it can save you M.E.T. Mediation is a process where persons involved in a dispute ...

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  • Consumer Guide to the Legal Fee Arbitration Program

    The Fee Arbitration Program is an informal, inexpensive service provided by The Florida Bar to resolve legal fee disputes between attorneys and clients and between attorneys. The arbitration process may be initiated by either the client or the ...

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  • Bridging the Enforcement Gap?

    Enforcing foreign arbitral awards in China has never been straightforward. Foreign companies have found in the past that even after winning an arbitral award in a foreign country, it may not be easy to persuade a People's Court to recognize and ...

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  • Arbitration in Florida: Voluntary or Court Ordered

    Today's trial practice requires that attorneys be familiar with the most common forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). These include mediation and arbitration. It is rare to find a trial practitioner today who is not experienced with ...

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  • Arbitration-Domestic Commercial

    Recent authority in both Ontario and British Columbia has considered the enforceability of arbitration agreements to forestall intended class proceedings. In each of Huras v. Primerica Financial Services Ltd. (2000), 13 C.P.C. (5th) 114 (Ont ...

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