Hays County residents may soon have quicker, less expensive and more flexible means of resolving family and civil disputes, even if the change isn’t universally embraced in the local legal profession.
Hays County Commissioners voted 4-1 last week to create an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) system, whereby interested parties would be provided with trained mediators to facilitate mutually agreed upon settlements out of court. The ADR system will be funded with fees collected from everyone who files a case in district, county or justice of the peace (JP) courts, whether or not they use the mediation service.
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County Aims for Dispute Resolution System