Alternative Dispute Resolution is oftentimes preferred by savvy leaders of organizations and businesses over a lawsuit that can drain resources – including money, time, and focus. Being involved in a slow-moving lawsuit is one way to get off-track from your organization's primary focus, unless you are a trial lawyer.
ADR includes several categories of frameworks designed to resolve disputes outside of court. Instead of waiting years for a judge to decide something that neither party may be happy with, the parties can sit at the table and attempt to reach an agreement with the guidance of a mediator, or consider arbitration if an impasse exists on one or more issues.
ADR Advantages Over Litigation
- Court dockets are clogged, and it may take years to achieve a final resolution on your case
- A court-based process is more expensive. Litigation costs can get out of control.
- Efficiently resolving disputes allows your organization or business to lessen the impact of the conflict, minimize distractions, and focus on the organization's main goals.
- ADR options, such as mediation, allow the parties to maintain much more control over the process and have more of an impact on the outcome.
- Private – resolve your case confidentially, not in open court.
- Fashion creative and flexible solutions that may not be available in the traditional court setting.
- ADR helps preserve relationships, lower hostilities, and avoid future conflict.
ADR can be used to resolve almost any type of case, including:
- Non-compete disagreements
- Partnership and Dissolution
- Consumer Disputes
- Real Estate Matters
- Creditor Issues
- Civil Litigation
- Condominiums and Condo Associations
- Insurance Coverage
- Personal Injury
- Health Care
To learn more about ADR can benefit your business or organization, contact us.