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NCJ Number: 120731 
Title: Alternative Dispute Resolution: An ADR Primer for Judges
Corporate Author: American Bar Assoc
Standing Cmtte on Dispute Resolution
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 26
Sponsoring Agency: American Bar Assoc
Washington, DC 20036
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Brochure/Pamphlet
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) refers to experimental procedures, such as mediation, arbitration, conciliation, and summary jury trials, that differ from traditional forms of adversarial litigation and prosecution.
Abstract: Describing the emerging national picture, as well as local variations, this pamphlet discusses the relationship between ADR and the courts, ADR techniques, cases in which ADR may be applicable, and the ABA Multi-Door Courthouse Dispute Resolution Centers Project. In summary, the benefits of ADR accrue to the litigants who experience greater client satisfaction, the lawyers who have new techniques with which to represent their clients, and the courts who gain an additional management tool. A bibliography is provided.
Main Term(s): Alternative dispute settlement
Index Term(s): American Bar Association (ABA); Judicial conduct and ethics
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