Ch.22 – ADR for This Case?

Ultimately, it is up to the parties to decide whether ADR will be beneficial in a particular case.  In reaching that decision, the federal contracting professional should attempt to balance the possibility of reaching an expeditious settlement of a dispute against any factors that would tend to support the use of litigation, such as the need to establish and develop a policy or to develop a full public record.  In most cases, ADR can and should provide a viable alternative to formal litigation.  The Department of Justice ADR homepage provides helpful ADR Policy and Case Identification Criteria to assist all federal agencies.


Subpages (2): Statutory Considerations | When ADR is Appropriate?