Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
ADR Office Mission Statement
It is the mission of the District Court of Maryland to provide equal justice for all who are involved in litigation before the Court.
In order to promote a more civil society and to assist the District Court of Maryland in its mission, the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Office of the District Court of Maryland works to:
Educate all stakeholders (including judges, clerks, court personnel, members of the Bar, litigants and other dispute resolution providers) on the uses and benefits of alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
Establish and maintain high quality ADR programs that empower litigants
Encourage the use of ADR processes early on and throughout the litigation process
Ensure that the ADR services are appropriate and accessible.