Mediation. Case Management. Arbitration. Discovery Referee. Special Master.
Mediation: Facilitated negotiation of a dispute to resolution. Case Management: Controlling pretrial activities in an efficient and orderly way, saving time and resources for the parties and courts. Arbitration: Relatively efficient evidentiary hearing before a decision-maker who issues an award ending the dispute. Discovery Referee: Resolves discovery disputes outside of court, sometimes subject to the approval of the court. Special Master: Provides blended management, referee, and ADR services by stipulation of parties, and subject to approval of the court.