Multi-Option ADR Law and Legal Definition
The term multi-option ADR refers to a court that provides an array of dispute resolution options or screens cases and then directs the parties to select the ADR process of their choice from the options available. Upon choosing an ADR process, the court will channel the dispute to particular ADR methods. A multi-option ADR is also called a multidoor courthouse.
Some multidoor courthouses offer mediation, neutral evaluation, and arbitration for commercial cases. Selected cases are referred to particular ADR programs after a preliminary conference or at any other time deemed appropriate by the Judge.