The District Court of Maryland's Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Office provides mediation and settlement conferences for civil cases pending in many District Court locations. These ADR services are offered at no charge, either on the day of trial or before the trial date (Pre-Trial), through the District Court ADR Program.
COVID 19 UPDATE TO ADR SERVICES:
Beginning in late July, in select District Court locations, in-person DOT may be available to you on your trial date. Where in-person services are not yet being provided, ADR sessions are being conducted remotely, through video and teleconferencing platforms through a Statewide Pre-trial Remote ADR Program.
If you are interested in trying to resolve your case prior to the trial date, a phone or video conference ADR session may be available to you.
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- What is Mediation? Watch a 5 minute video of mediation in District Court.
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For more information about Mediation in Maryland outside of the District Court please contact the Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO) at 410-260-3540 or visit www.marylandmacro.org