Advancing the Use of ADR Statewide
Honorable Robert M. Bell
Maryland Court of Appeals
Rachel Wohl, Esq.
Deputy Executive Director
Under the leadership of the Honorable Robert M. Bell, Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals, Maryland’s Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO) serves as an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) resource for the state. MACRO supports innovative dispute resolution programs and promotes the appropriate use of ADR in every field. MACRO has a diverse, high-level Advisory Board and works collaboratively with many others across the state to advance effective conflict resolution practices in Maryland’s courts, communities, schools, state and local government agencies, criminal and juvenile justice programs, and businesses. Read more about MACRO’s Current Initiatives, History and Grant Programs.
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is an umbrella term for processes that resolve conflicts peacefully and promote creative win-win solutions. ADR processes include mediation, community conferencing, arbitration, settlement conferences, early neutral case evaluation, and consensus building. ADR is increasingly being used by courts, communities, schools, government agencies, criminal and juvenile justice programs, businesses, and other organizations across the country.
Disputing parties in different venues across the state report a high level of satisfaction and investment in the outcome of disputes that are resolved through the use of ADR. Read about the benefits of using ADR.
Where can I get more information?
If you want to learn more about mediation and other alternative dispute resolution processes or about services available in Maryland, MACRO can help. You can contact us or read about other mediation resources.