American Arbitration Association Law and Legal Definition

The American Arbitration Association (AAA) is a private nonprofit organization established to aid professional arbitrators in their work through legal and technical services, and to promote arbitration as a method of settling commercial and labor disputes. The AAA provides lists of qualified arbitrators to labor organizations and employers on request.

The American Arbitration Association administers arbitration, mediation and other ADR cases. Nationally, administers some 80.000 cases per year. It provides a wide-range of dispute resolution rules, including its International Arbitration Rules. It assists in the design and implementation of ADR systems for corporations, government agencies law firms and the courts, to address a full range of business disputes involving, employment, consumer, technology, health care, international trade, etc. The AAA provides education and training for those involved in dispute resolution as neutrals and advocates.