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Alternative Dispute Resolution Technique (ADR): ADR is a less cumbersome method of conflict management that you may want to consider instead of hiring a lawyer to manage your conflicts. We include an overview of the ADR process as well as a write-up of the advantages and disadvantages that you need to consider when you are in need of managing conflict. This conflict resolution skill has been touted as THE co-operative approach to resolve conflict. But others disagree. Read why. Also learn how ADR can be applied to family conflicts, and is not just applicable to conflict management in business.

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  • My Family and Me: How Can Therapeutic Mediation Help Us?

    By Ronald G. Silikovitz, Ph.D - Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADE) is not just used in business, but is a powerful tool for use in family life. Learn about it's family applications from this fable. (Added: 6-Jul-2004 Hits: 1094 )
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Law Schools

    By James B. Boskey - Overall, it is clear that ADR is a growth industry in the law schools. Despite the inherent conservatism of legal education, the growing acceptance of the use of ADR techniques by the courts has compelled ADR's recognition as a legitimate area of training for lawyers. The pattern increasingly being accepted is that a basic knowledge of ADR techniques is fundamental for all lawyers and that training in ADR skills is a valuable, and perhaps essential function of legal education. (Added: 18-Nov-2003 Hits: 822 )
  • Mediation/ADR Pitfalls and Obstacles

    By na - Explains situations where ADR (alternate dispute resolution) and mediation may NOT be the best course of action in dealing with conflict (Added: 25-Nov-2004 Hits: 2034 )
  • ADR: An Attempt to Achieve Constitutional Goal of Complete Justice in India

    By Dr. Madabhushi Sridhar - The Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms evolved to provide complete justice to the persons in conflicts and legal disputes. It is a voluntary process gaining legal recognition over a period of time. The ADR is at present a movement all over the world to find an answer to never ending litigation and never reaching solutions, which is a global phenomenon. The society, state and the party to the dispute are equally under an obligation to resolve the dispute before it disturbs the peace in the family, business community, society or ultimately the humanity as a whole. (Added: 19-Apr-2006 Hits: 1395 )
  • Settling Disputes Online: Just Another Tool, or are Negotiators, Mediators and Arbitrators Approaching Extinction?

    By Robert R. Marquardt - In recent years, many innovative internet based (online) dispute resolution sites and tools have been established, such as CyberSettle, Virtual Magistrate, and What is their place in the established dispute resolution framework, and what is their probable place in the future? Will these e-tools replace existing forms of alternate dispute resolution (ADR), or are they just faddish gimmicks? Are trial lawyers, negotiators, mediators, arbitrators and other advocates and neutrals approaching extinction, or do they now have additional effective tools at their disposal? (Added: 19-Apr-2006 Hits: 1651 )

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