Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation Services)

The Maine Judicial Branch was an early pioneer in providing alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in the courts, starting in the late 1970s. We continue to support the use of ADR in many different types of cases. Today, ADR is available through the Maine courts in Family Matters, Small Claims, evictions, civil and commercial cases, and in land use and environmental disputes. In some types of cases, the parties must participate in some form of ADR before they can proceed to a contested hearing. The Office of Court ADR maintains statewide rosters of neutrals who can provide mediation, arbitration, or early neutral evaluation in court cases.

To find out who is on the statewide Superior Court ADR rosters for mediation, arbitration and early neutral evaluation in civil cases, go to the Directory of ADR Neutrals on Superior Court Rosters.

To find mediators on the District Court Civil Litigation Mediation Roster for civil cases, go to the Directory of District Court Civil Litigation Mediation Roster.

To find mediators on the Land Use/Environmental Mediation Roster, go to the Land Use/Environmental Mediation Roster.

More information about ADR in the Maine courts: