It may be time for practitioners and theorists who have contributed quality and innovation to the ADR movement to declare victory. It also may be time to "cut and run," because ADR must address some difficult issues if it is to realize its full potential. So far, we have assembled an excellent state-of-the-art in a relatively short period, but we have paid relatively little attention to the ADR infrastructure required to fulfill the quality and promises of ADR. It is that delivery system of ADR which will determine the degree of economy, accessability, expedience, innovation and party control that are the goals of ADR. Most fundamentally, it will assure, or fail to assure, equity and justice.
James F. Henry,
Some Reflections on ADR,
2000 J. Disp. Resol.
Available at: https://scholarship.law.missouri.edu/jdr/vol2000/iss1/8