Arbitration is a non-voluntary alternative dispute resolution process. Unlike mediation, a knowledgeable, independent, and impartial third party is empowered to make a decision. The arbitrator hears the disagreement between one or more parties and after considering all relevant information renders a final decision in favor of one of the parties. Arbitration decisions may be either binding or non-binding, depending on the terms of the arbitration agreement. Binding arbitration decisions may be confirmed by a court and carry the same significance as a court judgment.
The Consumer and Users of ADR Services:
To promote and expand the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) by providing Mediation, Arbitration, Legal, Paralegal and Ombudsman resources to the general public.
The ADR Professional:
To facilitate the advancement of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Professional by promoting best practices, education and marketing opportunities for Mediators,
Arbitrators, Lawyers, Paralegals and Ombudspersons.