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NY court system to implement early alternative dispute resolution for civil cases

Friday, May 31, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Elizabeth Vanasdale
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"New York’s Unified Court System has introduced a systemwide initiative in which parties in most civil cases will be referred to mediation or some other form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) as the initial step in the case proceeding in court.

The new model is known as “presumptive ADR” and refers cases routinely to mediation and other forms of ADR earlier in the process.

“Making ADR services widely available in civil courts throughout the State ̶ and facilitating the use of such services as early as possible in the case ̶ are major steps toward a more efficient, affordable and meaningful civil justice process,” said Chief Judge Janet DiFiore."