Do you think the introduction of ADR has successfully tackled the problems it was brought in to address?

Alternative dispute resolution is it successful?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It depends on what you want from ADR. If you want cased handled faster, cheaper, and with more privacy than traditional litigation, then it has been a success. If you want public castigation of wrong-doers or precedent-setting cases, then ADR has detracted from those goals.

    If you mean, 'did ADR significantly lessen court backlogs?' then the answer is 'not really' because ADR has not (and may never be) embraced by lawyers, and clients listen to their lawyers' advice.

    Source(s): Took an ADR final two weeks ago, and it hasn't had time to fade from my head yet.
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