Superior Court >Alternative Dispute Resolution

Justice is a concept, not a process. It is an end, not the means. 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. The Arizona Supreme Court amended Civil Rule 16(g) regarding Alternative Dispute Resolution (Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure) Under the newly amended Rule 16(g), parties to Civil disputes have a duty to consider ADR, confer with one another about using an ADR process, and report the outcome of their conference to the court. For the complete version of ARCP Rule 16(g) click here: ARCP Rule 16(g). We welcome comments and suggestions. We want to present maximum information for the use and convenience of claimants and the public.
About Our Site General Information
Phone Number: 602.506.7884
Fax Number: 602.506.5836
ADR Program Coordinator: Emelda Dailey

Services provided by the Superior Court ADR Office

ADR Programs
Court-Connected ADR Programs

Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ's about the Family, Civil, and Probate Settlement Conferences and Civil Short Trials.

In addition to these main categories, visitors are encouraged to See Also the links in the upper right corner for further ADR related web pages, as well as the Stipulation and Order for Arbitration.