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Established in 2009, the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Directorate co-ordinates, manages and drives ADR government policy, strategy and growth in NSW.
The ADR role is:
advise the NSW Attorney General, the Department of Justice and other NSW government departments on ADR policy and strategy
oversee the implementation of the reform recommendations in the
ADR Blueprint Discussion Paper [PDF 325kb], the
ADR Blueprint Draft Recommendations Report 1: Pre-action Protocols [PDF 208kb] and the
ADR Blueprint Draft Recommendations Report 2: ADR in Government [PDF 268kb].
identify and formulate necessary changes to existing practice and procedure to increase the use of ADR
coordinate, manage and drive significant
ADR reform projects, for example the ADR reforms in the care jurisdiction of the children's court
build constructive partnerships across the ADR sector, including with service providers, community organisations and the legal profession
inform the community about changes and developments in the use of ADR
conduct and publish an annual survey on the use of ADR by NSW government departments
Community Justice Centres (CJC), the NSW governments free mediation service
accredit departmental mediators in its role as a
Recognised Mediator Accreditation Body.
In its work, the ADR Directorate liaises closely with stakeholders including the courts, the Law Society of NSW, the NSW Bar Association, community legal centres, industry groups and community members.
Welcome to the new home page of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Directorate.
Here you will find all the information from our previous website.