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Alternative Dispute Resolution Goes Remote

03/27/2020

Businesses across the country are trying to figure out how to operate in a new normal. Some have gone remote, some have changed tactics about the services they offer, and some are shutting down. While some courts (not all) may have closed or slowed down (some not all), legal issues never sleep.

At Moye White, we’ve been working remotely for two weeks and are more productive than ever. We’ve learned to be creative in how we operate and create new systems to turn personal necessities to electronic realities. It’s no different for our Alternative Dispute Resolution Group.

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution?

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is any method of resolving disputes without litigation. Our practice group offers arbitration, mediation, and private judge capabilities. Arbitration is a way to resolve disputes outside the courts. Mediation is a dynamic, structured, interactive process where an impartial third party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialized communication and negotiation techniques.

Moye White’s ADR team combines decades of experience in specific areas of law, business, and real estate with a strong understanding of the role of the neutral in the ADR process. As mediators and arbitrators, our efforts frequently lead to favorable resolution of complex legal disputes, with substantial savings of time and other resources for outside attorneys and their clients.

Each member of our ADR Group has a strong reputation for knowledge, skill, and experience in one or more areas of law. Deep knowledge in a particular legal field is almost always a critical component of an efficient and successful ADR process. Further, most of our ADR Group members practice both as advocates and neutrals, which enables them to continue to hone their skills in both arenas.

Since Colorado is under a strict six-foot social distancing rule and the State, many counties, and cities are under Shelter-In-Place orders, how can we effectively provide you with the best ADR services? It’s simple - video conferencing. Services like Zoom have allowed us to take our practice online. We can effectively hear your case and come to a resolution or facilitate agreement on a resolution, as if we were sitting within six feet of each other at our Downtown office.

Learn more about our Alternative Dispute Resolution Group and view summaries of the team’s primary areas of focus here.

If you have questions about hiring us for your remote ADR needs, please contact Michele Bradbury at michele.bradbury@moyewhite.com or call (303) 291-1524.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

J. David Arkell

Attorney