Our attorneys understand that often litigation is not the only solution to conflict resolution. Often alternative methods may be selected to curb costs, reduce the amount of time necessary to resolve the issue at hand and limit the amount of publicity through private sessions.
At Bowman and Brooke, the goal is to provide our client assistance with reducing and resolving their disputes. This can be accomplished through our experienced attorneys who are well-versed in the multitude of nuances associated with the following methods utilized to solve an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR):
summary jury trial
Arbitration and mediation are two of the most commonly utilized forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Both arbitration and mediation involve a neutral third party, with a main difference being that during arbitration the neutral party makes a decision after listening to evidence and arguments.
Mediation-Arbitration involves the parties' search for resolution of the matter(s) during mediation. For matters that do not apply or a determination cannot be made through mediation, arbitration is used. This combination of methods is often successful in mediation resolution.
During neutral evaluation, a third party evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the case, providing an opinion which can provide insight to the differing views of the parties involved. The benefit of this method of resolution is to limit further litigation, thus a reduction in time and finances spent.
Two forms of trial, mini and summary jury, are additional techniques used in ADR. Both approaches involve the selection of a neutral to direct counsel to present a summary of the case to a neutral party or a mock jury.
Depending upon your timetable, fiscal situation and level of involvement in the process, we will determine the best method to resolve your matter. If your company is interested in learning more about our ADR team and how we can work for you, please contact us.