PLST 223 Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) (3)
Alternative Dispute Resolution is a method of resolving disputes before they go to trial. Negotiation, mediation and arbitration are forms of ADR. Paralegals may qualify as mediators and directly assist parties in reaching an agreement. Other paralegals will assist attorneys in this fast growing method of settling disputes. Students will become familiar with the ADR laws in Washington State.
Prerequisite: Assessment at college-level English and reading.