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Dispute Resolution Information

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is any technique for resolving disputes without resorting to litigation in either an administrative or judicial forum.

ADR techniques include:

  • dispute systems design
  • facilitation
  • mediation
  • neutral evaluation
  • arbitration
  • mini-trials
  • peer review panels
  • ombuds
  • partnering

Federal Agency ADR websites:

Arbitration Guidance

Binding Arbitration Guidance Issued for Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)

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Related Links

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Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) - is a professional organization that is dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution. - offers information and education to a worldwide public and professional community, as well as technology for dispute resolution professionals.
Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators - are intended to serve as a guide for the conduct of mediators, inform the mediating parties, and promote public confidence in mediation as a process for resolving disputes.
American Bar Association (Section of Dispute Resolution) - provides information on ABA ADR initiatives, including the Dispute Resolution Magazine and links to other ADR sites.