This is a process in which a neutral third person, a mediator, acts to encourage and assist in the resolution of a dispute
between 2 or more parties. ADR Rule 2.
This is a process in which the litigants employ a private judge, who is a former judge, to resolve a pending lawsuit. The case is assigned for hearings on preliminary or provisional motions, applications and petitions, evidentiary hearings, case management and/or trial for final disposition or for post judgment hearings. ADR Rule 6. Courtroom quality recording equipment is provided.
This is a process in which a neutral third person called an arbitrator considers the facts and arguments presented by the parties and renders a decision. The decision may be binding or non-binding as provided by the ADR Rules. ADR Rule 3. Courtroom quality recording equipment is provided.
A settlement process in which each side presents a highly abbreviated summary of its case to senior officials authorized to settle the case. A neutral advisor may preside over the proceeding and give advisory opinions or rulings if invited to do so. Following the presentation, the neutral advisor may assist the officials in a negotiated settlement of the dispute. ADR Rule 4. Courtroom quality recording equipment is provided.
This is an abbreviated trial with a jury in which litigants present their evidence in an expedited fashion. The litigants and the jury are guided by a neutral who acts as a presiding official who sits as a judge. After an advisory verdict from the jury, the presiding official may assist the litigants in a negotiated settlement of their controversy. ADR Rule 5. Courtroom quality recording equipment is provided.