The Center for Dispute Resolution's mission is to serve as a resource for and to be engaged in teaching, training, experimentation, application, development, and research with regard to the processes that are available to resolve disputes, with particular emphasis on negotiation and mediation.
"Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever they can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser - in fees, expenses and waste of time." - Abraham Lincoln, July 1, 1850