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Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution

To help courts speed resolution of disputes, prevent overcrowding and save taxpayers' money, the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution encourages alternatives to traditional litigation. These alternatives give litigants lower-cost choices for resolving differences and save scarce court resources for those cases that cannot be resolved without judge or jury.


244 Washington St., SW Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30334

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What are my alternatives to pursuing a traditional lawsuit?

GODR supports three alternatives for resolution:

  • In the mediation process, you'll work with a neutral adviser and the person you've brought suit against to resolve differences.
  • In the arbitration process, a panel hears an abbreviated version of all evidence and offers a decision.
  • In a case evaluation, a lawyer, expert in the legal area of your case, listens to both sides and judges the merits of each. This evaluation streamlines pretrial discussions and may lead to a settlement discussion.