Virtual ADR: Free Resources at Your Fingertips
While it is preferable to have all parties physically present for dispute resolution sessions, there are times, such as now, when it is not feasible or safe for parties and attorneys to be in the same room or, perhaps, even in the same building. We want to ensure that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to adjust to this changing landscape.
Note that all court programs may not allow for dispute resolutions to occur remotely. For program-specific questions, please contact your local court ADR program.
The Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution has created the following guides and templates to assist in mediations conducted within a virtual environment. Please click on each document below to download a copy. For additional resources, please visit our COVID-19 Resource page .
This guide is to aid mediators in understanding requirements and considerations for conducting video mediation sessions
This guide is to aid parties & attorneys in understanding requirements and considerations for participating in a video mediation session.
This sample template is an example of what information should be considered when drafting the mediation notice for parties and attorneys in online mediations. Include your own specific information in place of the sample highlighted text.
This template offers sample language to be used or altered as a mediator or court ADR program wishes, and the use of this template is not required under the ADR Rules or by GODR. Include your own specific information in place of the highlighted text.