The Office of Dispute Resolution is part of the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Policy. The mission of the Office of Dispute Resolution is to develop policy and to promote the effective use of alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) processes. The office is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the use of ADR throughout the Department; representing the Department leadership with foreign governments as well as the private sector in ADR matters; and facilitating the effective use of ADR in litigation and agency administrative disputes. The office also represents the Attorney General in leadership of federal ADR through the Interagency ADR Working Group, an organization which was created by the President and convened by the Attorney General to promote the use of ADR throughout the federal government.
Updated June 17, 2014