Center for Dispute Resolution: A comprehensive Web site that includes information about mediation for the public, a roster, legislation, training and employment opportunities for neutrals, executive orders, standards, codes of ethics for mediators, Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution information, state agency task force materials, ADR conference calendar and links, brochures, Uniform Mediation Act information, and news.
Proposed Alabama Arbitration Act (April 2001 draft)
Arbitration Registration Standards and Procedures (effective January 1, 2003)
Alaska Dispute Settlement Association (ADSA)P.O. Box 242922Anchorage, AK 99524-2922(907) 258-0624Web: firstname.lastname@example.org Mediation; Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and the Alaska Court System , December 1999: This online booklet includes ADR issues that lawyers and clients can discuss, definitions, and information on how to choose an ADR process. Links and descriptions of Alaska programs and national ADR organizations are also included.
Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Alaska Court System : This is a report from the Alaska Judicial Council that summarizes Alaskan ADR programs and proposals.
Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County Includes general information and FAQs about the services provided by the Arizona Superior Court ADR office and court-connected ADR programs.Rule 7(f) of Arizona's Uniform Rules of Procedure for Arbitration provides that if the parties seek a trial de novo from court-annexed arbitration, and judgment on the trial de novo is not more favorable by at least 10 percent, the appellant must pay (1) the arbitrator’s compensation to the county ($75); (2) costs and reasonable attorney's fees; (3) expert witness fees.
Arkansas Judiciary, Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission:Includes general information about the Arkansas Judiciary Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission and contains links to the Arkansas Judiciary.
Judicial Arbitrator Application (San Francisco Superior Court)
Los Angeles Superior Court: Includes definitions and descriptions of processes, referrals, and fee information.
San Diego Superior Court : Includes information pertaining to the arbitration process, to include links to the Local Court Rules, California Code of Civil Procedure, frequently asked questions, and an Arbitrator Panel List.
San Francisco Superior Court ADR Programs: Includes definitions and descriptions of processes.
San Mateo County Superior Court Appropriate Dispute Resolution: Provides forms, guidelines, and referrals.
California imposes a penalty on an appealing party who seeks a trial de novo from court-annexed arbitration if the party does not improve his or her position. The penalty is limited to reimbursing the court for the arbitration fee.
Colorado Judicial DepartmentOffice of Dispute ResolutionCynthia Savage, Director1301 Pennsylvania Street, Suite 110Denver, CO 80203-2416(303) 837-3672(303) 837-2340 Faxcynthia.email@example.com
Office of Dispute Resolution of the 4th Judicial District
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch : This state judicial administration page contains information about Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation with a listing of available court-sponsored ADR programs, including arbitration.
Superior Court of the District of ColumbiaMulti-Door Dispute Resolution DivisionDavid E. Michael, Director500 Indiana Avenue, NW, John Marshall LevelWashington, DC 20001(202) 879-1479(202) 879-4619 Faxmichaeld@dcsc.gov
The Superior Court’s ADR page includes forms, contacts, civil rules, ADR choices, and other related information.
Links to Florida ADR offices and programs from the state judicial administration page.
State ADR Office: Extensive resource on Georgia ADR statewide, including list of programs, roster, training, guidelines, ethics, long range-plan, and state statutes and rules.
Hawaii's Center for ADR : This site includes advantages of ADR, brochures, standards, annual report, and list of dispute resolution centers.
Hawaii Arbitration Rules
Uniform Arbitration Act (Volume 13, Chapter 658A)Rules 25-28 of Hawaii's Arbitration Rules apply to appeals from awards and trials de novo. The party that appeals a court-annexed arbitration and improves upon the award by 30 percent or more, or does not appeal and the appealing party fails to improve the award by 30 percent, prevails. R. 25(A). Sanctions for failure to prevail in a trial de novo include reasonable costs and fees incurred (e.g., expert witness fees, travel, and deposition costs); costs of jurors; and attorneys' fees not to exceed $15,000. R. 26(B)(1)(2)(3). Sanctions for failure to participate meaningfully in arbitration hearings may include costs, expert fees, and attorneys' fees independent of any fees in R. 26 and R. 28.
Resolution Systems Institute(formerly Center for Analysis of ADR Systems)Susan M. Yates, Executive Director11 East Adams Street, Suite 500Chicago, IL 60603-6302(312) 922-6475, ext. 45(312) 922-6463 FaxYates@caadrs.org
Resolution Systems Institute: Excellent site with information about ADR in Illinois and across the country. Includes searchable database of rules, abstracted journal articles, legislation, cases, etc. The Mandatory Arbitration Overviews link provides some examples of arbitration programs in the state. The Court-Annexed Mandatory Arbitration Annual Fiscal Year Reports from 2004 through 2009 are also available.
Indiana Rules for Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Rule 3 covers arbitration.
The Commission for Continuing Legal Education : This is an Indiana Supreme Court agency that houses ADR programs as well as all other CLE/training for the state. This site contains ADR rules and a list of registered mediators.
Iowa Judicial Branch: This site includes links to explanations of ADR.
Kansas Office of Judicial AdministrationArt Thompson, Dispute Resolution Coordinator301 W. Tenth Street, Room 337Topeka, KS 66612-1507(785) 291-3748(785) 291-3067 Faxthompsona@kscourts.org
Kansas Judicial Branch : This is the Dispute Resolution link, which contains manuals and information regarding ADR.
Kentucky Department of Justice Alternative Dispute Resolution: Link to the Supreme Court of Kentucky Website contains general information as well as links to arbitration rules throughout the state.
State of Maine Judicial Branch, Alternative Dispute Resolution : Contains information about ADR, including FAQs and a directory of ADR neutrals on the superior court roster
Jonathan S. Rosenthal, Executive Director Maryland Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission900 Commerce RoadAnnapolis, MD 21401(410) 260-1676(410) 260-3536 Fax firstname.lastname@example.org
Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO) : This site contains general information about ADR, rules, commission information, contacts, press releases, final draft of the commission’s practical action plan, forms, and more.
Susan M. Jeghelian, Executive DirectorMassachusetts Office of Dispute Resolution (MODR)100 Morrissey Blvd.McCormack Bldg. 1st Floor, Room 627Boston, MA 02125(617) 287-4040(617) 287-4049 Fax
Massachusetts Office for Dispute Resolution: Provides information about MODR and lists services available.
Doug Van Epps, DirectorOffice of Dispute ResolutionMichigan State Court Administrative Office309 N. Washington SquareP.O. Box 30048Lansing, MI 48909(517) 373-4839(517) 373-5748 Faxvaneppsd@jud.state.mi.us
Michigan Courts Office of Dispute Resolution : This link of the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) provides an overview of the role of this office as well as contact information.
Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services
Links for arbitration, mediation, labor management, and more
Charelene Berquist, Director Center for Dispute ResolutionMissouri State University901 S. NationalSpringfield MO 65897(417) 836-8831(417) 836-8288CDR@MissouriState.edu
Missouri Arbitration Statute (Title 28 Contracts and Contractual Relations, Chapter 435 Arbitration - Uniform Arbitration Act)
The Nebraska Supreme Court Office of Dispute Resolution: This site contains information about the Office of Dispute Resolution, ADR training, and links to other ADR sites.
Laurie S. Levin
ADR CoordinatorCircuit Court Administrative Office45 Chenell Drive, Suite 2Concord, NH 03301-8541(603) 271-6418
Rules of the Superior Court of the State of New Hampshire ADR: This is a link to the rules guiding ADR in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire Arbitration Statute (Title LV Proceedings in Special Cases, Chapter 542 Arbitration of Disputes)
Marilyn C. SlivkaManager, Special Programs UnitAdministrative Office of the CourtsHughes Justice ComplexP.O. Box 988Trenton, NJ 08625(609) 984-2172(609) 633-7142 Faxmarilyn.email@example.com
Tom FarrellCoordinatorCDR Program OperationsAdministrative Office of the CourtsHughes Justice ComplexP.O. Box 988Trenton, NJ 08625(609) 984-2337(609) 633-7142 Faxthomas.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Court Services Division offers "complementary dispute resolution," or CDR, which is akin to ADR. Site describes programs, contacts, structure, definitions, and bar involvement information.New Jersey law permits a penalty against parties who seek a trial de novo from court-annexed arbitration, including paying the other party's legal fees.
Office Address:NC Judicial Center901 Corporate Center DriveRaleigh, NC 27601 Leslie.C.Ratliff@aoc.nccourts.org
North Carolina Arbitration Statute (Chapter 1 Civil Procedure, Subchapter 15 Incidental Procedure in Civil Actions, Article 45 Arbitration and Award )The state has a court-annexed arbitration program. Parties are ordered to go to arbitration but may reject the award and ask for a trial de novo within 30 days of the award. A party that asks for a trial de novo may be denied costs that could otherwise be recovered if the party does not improve his or her position at trial. NC Court-Ordered Arbitration Rule 7. If a party does not appear, the arbitrator may continue with the case and render a ruling based upon evidence presented by the present party. NC CO Arb Rule 3j. A party may be sanctioned under Rule 11 and other statutes dealing with sanctions for failing to participate in good faith or a meaningful manner. NC CO Arb Rule 3l.
Alternative Dispute Resolution in North Dakota: Web site for the Supreme Court of North Dakota includes linkto a statewide ADR neutral roster.
Marion County Court Arbitration Office : An example of a court-annexed arbitration along with listings of panelsof arbiters.
Oregon Arbitration Statute (Chapter 36 Mediation and Arbitration )ORS 36.425(4)(5) was amended in 1995 to require a party who seeks a trial de novo from court-annexed arbitration to attain a verdict better than the arbitration award or face a penalty.
Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition Program
Pennsylvania Arbitration Statute (Civil Rules of Procedure 1301-1314 Compulsory Arbitration)
Compulsory Arbitration Center
Parties who seek a trial de novo from court-annexed arbitration must reimburse the court for the arbitrator's fees. In Lackawanna County, cases worth $30,000 or more are referred to arbitration automatically. For these cases, there is a $300 fee to file an appeal pursuant to local rule.
Rhode Island Arbitration Statute (Title 10 Courts and Civil Procedure - Procedure in Particular Actions, Chapters 10-3)
The South Carolina Bar has added a Public Services Counsel to its staff to assist the Supreme Court’s Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution (Commission) and Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification (Board) with the administration of court-annexed ADR programs in the current pilot counties, and ultimately in all counties, in South Carolina. Their website includes forms, training requirements, rules, FAQs, and links.
South Dakota Arbitration Statute (Title 21 Judicial Remedies, Chapter 25A Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements)
email@example.com Court-Annexed Arbitration
Sally P. Campbell, Dispute Resolution Program Services Manager
Supreme Court of Virginia
Department of Dispute Resolution Services
100 North 9th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 786-4542 Fax
Virginia Dispute Resolution Services
R.C.P. 40, Assignment of Cases for Trial or Alternative Dispute Resolution