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ADR in the Federal District Courts: An Initial Report

Donna J. Stienstra
November 16, 2011
Available Online Only

This report provides a brief history of alternative dispute resolution, or ADR, in the federal district courts, touching on the statutes that have prompted ADR developments and noting policy guidance and support to assist courts in establishing ADR programs. The report then provides a summary of ADR procedures authorized in the district courts as of late 2011.