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As a service to its members and to the public, the Lancaster Bar Association administers an Alternative Dispute Resolution Program (ADR) which is available to individuals, corporations, insurance carriers and all other entities who seek the expeditious resolution of disputes which are, or could be pending as civil actions in the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas. This includes all civil actions, except for cases involving divorce, equitable distribution, custody, child or spousal support, alimony, alimony pendente lite, or paternity.
The parties seeking to submit a dispute to the ADR Committee must complete the Request For ADR Form and submit it to the Lancaster Bar Association. The Request for ADR must represent that all parties to the action view ADR as a potential aid to the resolution of their dispute.
The parties must also complete and sign either a Mediation Agreement or an Arbitration Agreement, using the forms prepared for that purpose by the LBA. The Agreement must be submitted to the LBA at the same time and with the Request for ADR.
Attorneys interested in pursuing ADR may request full details of the procedures by calling (717)393-0737 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.