Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Department of Justice

 

Statistical Summary: Use and Benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution by the Department of Justice

This data is based on detailed case reports submitted by the lead trial counsel in all cases in which a private neutral conducted an ADR process in Department litigation across the country.

Category TOTALS
  2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Success Rates for ADR            
Voluntary ADR Proceedings 75%
Resolved
69% Resolved 73% Resolved 77% Resolved 78% Resolved 79% Resolved
Court-Ordered Proceedings 49% Resolved 49% Resolved 53% Resolved 46% Resolved 42% Resolved 51% Resolved
59% 63% 86% 73% 83% No Data
Quantified Benefits of ADR            
$35,077,997 $12,618,450 $12,185,750 $11,992,250 $5,940,287 $3,387,750
14,553 Days 9,047 Days 14,656 Days 12,084 Days 5,829 Days 23,010 Days
2,692 Months 1,516 Months 1,231 Months 915 Months 849 Months 661 Months
DOJ Support ADR            
Expenditures for Mediation Services $1,816,177 $1,198,128 $1,931,900 $1,531,879 $1,141,103 $1,362,320
Number of Case Authorized for ADR Funding 504 540
598 528 522