Useful ADR sites on the WWW
Originally published in the Dispute Resolution Magazine of the ADR Section of the American Bar Association.
Mediate.com is, by its own description, the 'Mediation Information and Resource Centre, where mediators, mediation organisations, and the public meet.'
Indeed, if there is a single site about alternative dispute resolution which you would be likely to make your home page, this is it. It provides web site hosting and design, a home for email, and a place for mediators and other dispute resolution professionals and trainers to advertise their wares
Amongst the goodies offered are extensive, searchable and clickable lists of mediators and dispute resolution organisations, a useful collection of articles on ADR topics, a bookstore where purchase of ADR books can be made, lists of training programs, professional meetings, newsletters, and other dispute resolution activities.
Open forums for discussion of mediation and other dispute resolution techniques and issues. It also hosts The Alternative Newsletter at /tan.
Conflict Information Consortium
Colorado Conflict Information Consortium offers extensive materials on dispute resolution.
It includes information about the Consortium's new approach to dealing with intractable conflicts, an online conflict resolution course, full-text of more than 100 working papers, more than 650 categorised links, a collection of full-text case studies and 'Issue Pages' containing information on major ongoing conflicts, searchable abstracts of key books in related fields, Hewlett Conflict Resolution Theory Building Centers homepage, online searching of bibliographic databases, and much more.
ADR Resources describes itself modestly as 'The ADR Resources site'. It contains substantial online materials for alternative dispute resolution and mediation, and one of the most extensive clickable lists of ADR organisations and information.
It includes four volumes of essays on ADR subjects, links to educational programs, other DR organisations, governmental DR links in the US, international links, commercial dispute resolution sites, and other sites of note. This is where to find the 'missing' link that you have not been able to locate.
Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
CEDR is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to encourage and develop mediation and ADR. CEDR Solve, CEDR's dispute resolution service, is the largest ADR provider in the UK. CEDR's website provides UK and international news updates, an archive of articles, papers and research, and CEDR's model documents.
A comprehensive, searchable list of judgments, court guides and civil procedure rules affecting ADR can be found in the EDR Law section of the website.
Information on CEDR's training courses, including its internationally recognised mediator skills training course, is also available.
CEDR Solve's website provides access to its dispute resolution, training and consultancy services. Detailed case studies demonstrate the benefits of mediation. Business people and lawyers can benefit from the practical advice and training sections.
CEDR Solve's secure on-line referral form enables cases to be referred directly via the website.
Conflict Resolution Network
Conflict Resolution Networks aims to make Conflict Resolution skills, strategies and attitudes universally accessible. Therefore its website offers a wealth of free training material and most CRN literature can be freely reproduced.
Their vision is to create a conflict-resolving community in a culture of peace and social justice. They do this by researching, developing, teaching and implementing the theory and practice of CR throughout a national and international network. Conflict Resolution skills are the building blocks for stronger and more unified organisations and more rewarding relationships.