The purpose of this online pamphlet from the Department of Justice Canada is to provide you with information to help you think of different ways of resolving your disputes without going to court. You will learn about some different dispute resolution options and how to find people who offer services in the field. You can use this information to find a process that best meets your needs.
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Mediation and alternative dispute resolution
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Definition: Alternative dispute resolution (also known as ADR), includes a variety of methods by which legal conflicts and disputes are resolved privately and outside of the court system. The most common forms are arbitration and mediation. In mediation, a neutral person assists those involved in the conflict in communicating and negotiating a settlement that satisfies all of them.
Located at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario the Institutes mandate is to pursue innovation and excellence in alternative dispute resolution and to advance accessible justice in Ontario, Canada and internationally.