Courts and ADR: is the alternative becoming the standard?

03 June 2013

ADR came about as an alternative to litigation. In a way it is a catchall name for methods, roles and perspectives which are less adversarial and focus more on people, problems and interests, rather than legal claims and procedural formalities (like negotiation, mediation, arbitration, collaborative law, etc.)

One could question whether the term alternative dispute resolution is still appropriate, when the alternative seems to slowly become the standard. What are the implications of these developments?