Alternative Dispute ResolutionAlternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Mission: To publicly promote and provide access to mediation and other dispute resolution processes as alternatives to litigation and trial wherever possible, and to enhance the skills of mediators and litigants through collaborative brainstorming of the various challenges presented by those processes.
Welcome to the ADR section of the Sonoma County Bar!
“ADR” stands for Alternative Dispute Resolution. We are professionals dedicated to promoting the use of mediation and other methods for peaceful problem solving as alternatives to the costly, time-consuming, and unpredictable court process.
What you’ll get when you join:
- Emailed notices of mediation trainings throughout California
- Periodic email updates on relevant case law or legislative developments
- Insight, feedback and constructive support and suggestions from professionals in the field
The need has never been greater for what we do. We strive not just to settle cases, but to teach others that while their opponents may be adverse, they are not necessarily abhorrent. Our members include mediators, arbitrators and litigators, and we not only share our dispute resolution skills, we discuss ways to improve client and opposing counsel relationships, and in turn, learn to decrease the stress of litigation when it comes.
(Please note: Meetings have been put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, and regular meetings have not been held for some time. As the membership grows we expect to be re-starting meetings as the membership desires.)
2022 Chair & Board Representative:
Brian PurtillLaw & Mediation Off. of Brian J. Purtill