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Alternative Dispute Resolution & Mediation: Getting Started

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Mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution are ways of resolving legal issues without using the court system. These methods are often much less expensive than the court process and often seek to maintain relationships between the parties in ways a more adversarial process cannot. Due to these features, many contracts contain mandatory arbitration clauses or mediation provisions.

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