Alternative Dispute Resolution

As the cost of litigation rises, disputing parties are increasingly turning to alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) to settle disputes outside of the courtroom. This set of links will lead you to sources of information about ADR, including statutes, treaties, organizations, publications, directories, news and topical overviews.

Directory of Arbitration Websites and Information on Arbitration Online

http://www.arbitration-icca.org/directory_of_arbitration_website.htm

A very extensive compilation of links gathered by Rosabel E. Goodman-Everard to treaties, national arbitration laws, institutions, organizations, search sites, subscription services, and online journals relating to arbitration.

Hieros Gamos’ Guide to Alternative Dispute Resolution
http://www.hg.org/adr.html

All current topics of alternative dispute resolution are covered in the Hieros Gamos website. Links to supranational organizations, international arbitration rules, European Union resources, United States resources, publications, associations, and other resources are included.

International Commercial Arbitration: Locating the Resources
http://www.llrx.com/features/arbitration2.htm

This article by Jean M. Wenger, Government Documents/Foreign & International Law Librarian at the Cook County Law Library, outlines the essential resources in the field of international commercial arbitration.

American Arbitration Association (AAA)
http://www.adr.org/

The American Arbitration Association (AAA) Web site offers up-to-the-minute information about all forms of dispute prevention and resolution including mediation, arbitration, fact-finding, partnering, dispute review boards and other related alternative dispute resolution processes.

Title 9 – Arbitration
http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/9/

United States Code provisions pertaining to arbitration

Drafting an Arbitration Clause – A Checklist
http://www.hg.org/adradd1.html

Occasionally attorneys may seek a model arbitration clause for use in a contract. The authors of this article offer a list of things to consider when drafting an arbitration clause. While all situations are different, attorneys may find this checklist to be a useful aid in drafting an arbitration clause for their particular situation.

Martindale Hubbell ADR Locator
http://www.martindale.com/xp/Martindale/home.xml

Select “Dispute Resolution” on the left-side menu to search the Martindale Hubbell Dispute Resolution Directory. With the ADR Locator, you can search this directory of ADR professionals by name, organization and qualifications.

Links compiled by Carol Wellington of Day, Berry & Howard LLP in 5/04.

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