Meaning of ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION in English

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Also known as "ADR"; methods by which legal conflicts and disputes are resolved privately and other than through litigation in the public courts, usually through one of two forms: mediation or arbitration . It typically involves a process much less formal than the traditional court process and includes the appointment of a third-party to preside over a hearing between the parties. The advantages of ADR are speed and money: it costs less and is quicker than court litigation. ADR forums are also private. The disadvantage is that it often involves compromise.

Duhaime's Law English dictionary.      Английский юридический словарь Duhaime .