Alternative dispute resolution is your solution to avoid the cost, delay, inefficiency, exasperation, time diversion and gamble of civil trials. Mandated in Minnesota state court practice by Rule 114 in 1994, ADR procedures including mediation and arbitration are widely used to streamline resolution of disputes. Minnesota federal courts and also Wisconsin courts now embrace the use of ADR procedures to ease crowded court dockets and "to secure the just, speedy and inexpensive determination of every action." See, e.g., Fed. R. Civ. P. 1; Wis. Stat. Sec. 801.01(2).
Our specialists at ADR 114 have unsurpassed experience serving as mediators and arbitrators. We also are able to serve as neutral fact finders, settlement conference moderators, special magistrates, summary jury trial decisionmakers, early claim evaluators, and in other ADR capacities. We include "Qualified Rule 114 Neutrals" as prescribed by the Minnesota Supreme Court, "Civil Trial Specialists" as certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and appellate specialists. This expertise comes from careers of trying hundreds of jury trials and learning the verdict values of cases, and appealing dozens of cases to appeals courts and learning the procedural and substantive law burden affecting the worth of every case. Bring this talent to work on the resolution of your dispute.
Our facilities are centrally located in Minneapolis and are designed for conferencing with large and small group caucus rooms, presentation space, ready access to confidential telecommunication, convenient meal availability, a neutral setting, and all of the other office amenities. We are also pleased to appear wherever we are asked to conduct the ADR process.
Our experience in dispute resolution encompasses these litigation fields: