Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 1 decade ago

court trials and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).?

Court trial process and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). what are the advantages and disadvantages of using courts and ADR to settle disputes.


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4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    ADR is a great cost-effective and usually quicker method of getting the parties to resolve disputes without the need for protracted dockets, litigation costs, and risky trials.

    ADR usually consists of mediation (where both sides plea their case and make financial settlement demands and offers in a confidential setting to a neutral third party), the mediator.

    This person usually has been professionally trained or very often trial lawyers and have a good finger on the pulse of just what cases are worth in that particular court system.

    Since the mediator has confidential communications with both sides, s/he can gauge how far apart each side is and apply a little pressure so the Plaintiff will accept a little less and the Defendant will pay a little more. Plus, you don't have to incur a ton of costs for expert witness fees, etc. in the mediation because you can simply rely on that expert's written report instead of paying him for deposition or courtroom testimony. I love mediation.

  • 4 years ago

    i think of you have already replied your very own question. The examples you indexed that could desire to never pass to ADR are all criminal concerns. very just about all varieties of civil claims may be spoke of ADR. the assumption is that having the events negotiate and are available up with their very own answer is extra helpful than having a answer imposed by the courts. Courts also have a solid activity in controlling the variety of circumstances on their docket. Judges will consistently inspire events to settle their very own circumstances, with the intention to save the courtroom's time and materials.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ADR is cheaper & faster than courts.

  • 1 decade ago

    This will answer your question.

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