This section addresses matters of interest in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). ADR includes mediation, arbitration and other creative ways of resolving conflicts with the help of a specially trained neutral third party without the need for a formal trial or hearing. ADR can be an economical and expeditious alternative to the court system. The section provides education and training of both neutrals and advocates in dispute resolution techniques, trends, and other matters of general interest. The mission of the SDCBA ADR section is to meet the professional needs of San Diego lawyers and advance the administration of justice through ADR means.