Courts in the United States have been developing ADR programs for several years to encourage parties to resolve their legal disputes without the expense of trials.This section internet links for research ADR in American courts. Also see the Franklin County ADR page of this libguide for local ADR programs in Columbus, Ohio.
Several states have official programs that govern the use of ADR in their court systems. The court ADR websites for some of these states are listed below. They often provide a substantial overview of the ADR process for different types of courts and cases.