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Alternative Dispute Resolution or ADR can be thought of as any method of resolving a dispute that is other than litigation. The two main forms of ADR are mediation and arbitration. Mediation and arbitration are similar, both usually use a third party to oversee the process. Mediation involves a neutral facilitator who functions as a go between to bring two parties together. Results are usually non-binding but if the mediation fails parties can still go to court for a resolution.
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