A lawsuit may involve dispute resolution of private law issues between individuals, business entities or non-profit organizations. A lawsuit may also enable the government to be treated as if it were a private party in a civil case, as plaintiff or defendant regarding an injury, or may provide the government with a civil cause of action to enforce certain laws. The conduct of a lawsuit is called litigation. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawsuit
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To promote and expand the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) by providing Mediation, Arbitration, Legal, Paralegal and Ombudsman resources to the general public.
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Arbitrators, Lawyers, Paralegals and Ombudspersons.