About the Commission

IMG_1282.jpgThe Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution is the policy-making body appointed by the Georgia Supreme Court to oversee the development of court-connected ADR programs in Georgia. The Commission, composed of judges, lawyers and non-lawyer members, meets on a regular basis to consider issues important to the development of court-connected ADR in Georgia.

The Commission, working through its staff at the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, has created a statewide plan for ADR in Georgia. This plan enables any superior, state, probate, magistrate or juvenile court in Georgia to offer litigants alternatives to trial under provisions set forth in the Georgia Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules and the filing fee surcharge legislation which supports the administration of local ADR programs.