Compendium of Federal District Courts' Local ADR Rules

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Act of 1998 obligates each federal district court to adopt local rules authorizing the use of various forms of alternative dispute resolution in all civil actions and to “encourage and promote the use of alternative dispute resolution in [each] district.”

The local rules for each district are provided below. Please forward any rule updates or other new information or corrections to: ADRWeb@usdoj.gov so that we can revise these rules to stay current.

Alabama Middle
Alabama Northern
Alabama Southern
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas Eastern
Arkansas Western
California - Central
California - Eastern
California - Northern
California - Southern
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida - Middle
Florida - Northern
Florida - Southern
Georgia - Middle
Georgia - Northern
Georgia - Southern
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois - Central
Illinois - Northern
Illinois - Southern
Indiana - Northern
Indiana - Southern
Iowa - Northern and Southern
Kansas
Kentucky - Eastern and Western
Louisiana - Eastern
Louisiana - Middle
Louisiana - Western
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan - Eastern
Michigan - Western
Minnesota
Mississippi - Northern and Southern
Missouri - Eastern
Missouri - Western
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York - Eastern
New York - Northern
New York - Southern
New York - Western
North Carolina - Eastern
North Carolina - Middle
North Carolina - Western
North Dakota
Northern Mariana Islands
Ohio - Northern
Ohio - Southern
Oklahoma - Eastern
Oklahoma - Northern and Western
Oregon
Pennsylvania - Eastern
Pennsylvania - Middle
Pennsylvania - Western
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee - Eastern
Tennessee - Middle
Tennessee - Western
Texas - Eastern
Texas - Northern
Texas - Southern
Texas - Western
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia - Eastern
Virginia - Western
Washington - Eastern
Washington - Western
West Virginia - Northern
West Virginia - Southern
Wisconsin - Eastern
Wisconsin - Western
Wyoming