Alternative Dispute Resolution

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution?

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is an umbrella term for a full range of dispute resolution methods, both private and court-connected, designed to help parties resolve their conflicts. In the courts of Maricopa County, ADR supports a wide range of alternative programs to assist parties in settling pending court disputes without resorting to trial. Court-connected ADR programs are offered in many Superior Court Divisions, such as the Civil, Family and Probate Divisions.

ADR Programs

ADR programs assist parties in settling pending civil, family, or probate disputes without resorting to trial.


Why ADR?

Learn about the benefits of ADR and see how to get started in resolving a legal dispute.


Judge Pro Tempore

Are you a judge pro tempore in need of ADR forms or training materials? See our ADR resources for Judges Pro Tem.

Interested in becoming a Judge Pro Tem?


Emelda Dailey
ADR Program Coordinator
Contact the ADR Office

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