Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

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.


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.

For more information about remote ADR services, please contact the ADR Office at
Phone: 410-260-1971


ADR program pie chart





Rev. 07/21/2020

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