The Civil Division handles non-criminal lawsuits with individual parties to corporations. If brought to enforce, redress, or protect you will be in the largest division in the San Francisco Superior Court. The Civil Division conducts:
·manages civil filings
·small claims cases
·civil restraining orders to prevent harassment and elder abuse.
Most civil disputes are resolved without filing a lawsuit and resolved without a trial. Alternative Dispute Resolution Organization can be found on this page. (ADR) is a term used to describe various processes about neutral parties who helps people resolve their case without a trial.
Dispute Resolution was designed to help all parties in the early processes of civil cases. Providing opportunities to settle the case outside of court and keep litigation expenses to a minimum. Dispute Resolution organization is typically faster, cheaper and less stressful than going to court.
(ADR) also lets people resolve their disputes in a more private environment. Dispute Resolution is recommended so both parties can move on with their live as quickly as possible. In most cases there are more parties involved that can be affected by these cases. Remember to consider all of them in your journey through your case.
Parties in a civil case can use:
to neutral for assistance in resolving a case.
Click on the (ADR) Information Package for more information about our various (ADR) options.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION INFORMATION PACKAGE
Here are some Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) links to help you. They provides information and resources to learn all about mediation and settling cases out of Court.