LAW 522-001 – Civil Procedure II

Alternative Dispute Resolution


To facilitate a settlement, parties may partake in alternative dispute resolution.

Mediation

Mediation is a type of alternative dispute resolution where a mediator helps parties reach settlement agreements.

Arbitration

Arbitration is a type of alternative dispute resolution which is a mini trial by a private arbitrator.

Alternative dispute resolution can be binding or non-binding, depending on whether the parties agreed to it beforehand.

If binding, the result is not appealable.

A court can order mediation or arbitration, but not for it to be binding.