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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a way to resolve disputes by a method other than a court trial. There are three main types of ADR: pre-suit negotiation, mediation (including conciliation), and arbitration.

ADR is often preferred over traditional litigation because it involves a less formal atmosphere than the court room and is almost always less expensive and time consuming than litigation. Because the parties settle out of court, expenses for depositions, expert witnesses, and clerical costs may be substantially reduced, and there is little or no waiting for trial dates. The use of ADR also can improve satisfaction with the way disputes are resolved.  Unlike the courtroom scenario, each side had a part in shaping the outcome.  An additional bonus is that matters can usually be resolved in private and kept confidential.

Attorneys of the Upstate Law Group, LLC have experience in the different areas of ADR.  Managing Partner, Candy M. Kern-Fuller, Esq., has been a certified mediator and arbitrator for over a decade.  Additionally, Ms. Kern-Fuller holds an advanced certification in employment mediation.

The Upstate Law Group stands ready to meet with all concerned parties to assure them of our objectivity, professionalism and competence.

More information about alternative dispute resolution is available from the following organizations:

  •  American Arbitration Association, 140 51st Street West, New York, NY 10020, (212) 484-4000.
  • National Institute for Dispute Resolution, 1726 M Street N.W. #500, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 466-4764.

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