Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Department of Justice

 

Use and Benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution by the Department of Justice

Fiscal Year 2016 Report

Statistical Summary: 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
  2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Success Rates for ADR            
Voluntary ADR Proceedings 75%
Resolved
71% Resolved 69%
Resolved
75% Resolved 69% Resolved 73% Resolved
Court-Ordered Proceedings 52% Resolved 58% Resolved 49%
Resolved
49% Resolved 49% Resolved 53% Resolved
70% 70% 55% 59% 63% 86%
Quantified Benefits of ADR            
$70,610,263 $14,208,626 $9,163,500 $24,809,407 $21,983,655 $13,355,511
26,388 Days 20,866 Days 7,653 Days 14,346 Days 9,047 Days 9,917 Days
2,733
Months
2,108  Months 967
Months
2,692
Months
1,516
Months
1,213
Months
DOJ Support ADR            
Expenditures for Mediation Services $2,677,811 $2,274,607 $2,504,010 $1,816,177 $1,198,128 $1,931,900
Number of New Cases Authorized for ADR Funding 519 542 504 540 470 598

 

Updated March 1, 2017

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