A Quick Primer On ADR Terms Theories And Concepts

The area of alternative dispute resolution can be overwhelming and confusing. In particular, it is characterized by a dizzying array of terms and theories, as well as styles and techniques, all of which are hotly debated both in terms of their specific meaning and relative or "authenticity" value.

Even when ADR practitioners discuss these issues with one another, they are not always aware of the definition or theory on which they are based.

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)

ADR services (Alternative dispute resolution)- also known as "conflict resolution services " and/or "conflict management services" – refers to a broad category of theories, processes, tools, and techniques used in resolving disputes beyond traditional litigation or litigation and/or improving communication. 

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Between these parties involved to prevent or resolve conflicts. Usually the most important are negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. However, the field has grown over the years and many other shoots have developed as described below.

In arbitration, the parties choose a neutral third party to hear their case and decide as a judge would do, but with less complicated procedures and practices. 

However, its effectiveness is usually a welcome feature and meets minimum court constitutional standards, including notification and the opportunity to be heard about the facts relating to a claim or defense.