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:
During Phase III of the Maryland Judiciary’s Reopening Plan, as set forth in Chief Judge Ellen Barbera’s Administrative Order of June 3, 2020, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) sessions are being conducted remotely, through video- and tele-conferencing platforms.
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.
- Mediation Works in Rent Court
- Full Report
- ADR Statewide Research in District Court
- 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