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Solve disputes without going to court

By Amanda C. Kooser

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High Resolution: We may beliving in a litigation-happy society, but that doesn't mean youhave to join the frenzy. The Dispute Resolution Directory will help youfind ways to solve your business problems without resorting tocourt action. This site covers everything from arbitration andconciliation to mediation. The directory is part of theMartindale-Hubbell Legal Network site and includes a lawyer locatorand professional resources.

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Services Locator searchengine is the centerpiece of the directory. It allows you to narrowyour search by type of service, expertise, city, state or languageto find a suitable professional. Our test search for a businessarbitration expert in Irvine, California, returned four helpfullistings with contact information and expertise areas. Thereference section of the site will help you get acquainted with thevarious fields of dispute resolution and offers links to outsideresources.

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