Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Courts

The NYS Unified Court System is committed to promoting the appropriate use of mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to resolve disputes and conflicts peacefully.

 About ADR

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Learn about Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
and how it is used in the courts. 


 Involved in a Conflict?

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Learn about your ADR options if you are involved in a conflict or dispute, even if your case isn't in court.


 Community Dispute Resolution Centers

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Learn about the free and low-cost services provided by Community Dispute Resolution Centers.



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Mediators approved to mediate for a trial court in New York State.

Local ADR Court Staff who can help with getting ADR services.