Dispute Resolution (DR), also known as alternative dispute resolution (ADR), refers to a series of processes that provide disputing parties different avenues for settlement than the traditional legal process (litigation). They include: mediation, arbitration, facilitation and collaborative law. These processes provide many benefits and can be used to resolve virtually any type of dispute whether in a private or public.

Benefits of Dispute Resolution
  • Less expensive/faster than the traditional legal process.
  • Parties participate in reaching a solution,
  • More control over the outcome of the dispute.
  • Less formal/ more flexible rules than the trial court.