"Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them."
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Times are changing. Today people want a creative path to problem-solving, not an obstacle course. In the 21st century, the traditional courtroom trial – where “might makes right,” where one side wins and one loses – rarely provides that path.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is, more often than not, better suited to individual cases and litigants than protracted litigation leading to a trial. ADR means greater participation by the parties themselves in the process, a sense of control by them over the outcome, and a cost-effective way to get to that outcome sooner.
The choices that ADR offers include:These methods of conflict resolution represent a way of problem-solving not readily available in a courtroom setting. In today’s world, they steer clear of the obstacle course; and in less time and at less expense, they put people on the right path to resolving their differences.