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ADR Terms You Need to Know

Abbreviation Full Name or Explanation
AAA American Arbitration Association
ABA - ADR Section American Bar Association Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADR Alternative Dispute Resolution
AFCC Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
AFM Academy of Family Mediators
ASTD American Society for Training and Development
CPR CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution
DR Dispute Resolution (the same, in this site, as "ADR")
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
ENE Early Neutral Evaluation
FMCS Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
IAF International Association of Facilitators
IRRA Industrial Relations Research Association
IIRA International Industrial Relations Research Association
J.D. Juris Doctorate
L.C.S.W. Licensed Clinical Social Worker
M.S.W. Master of Social Work
NAME National Association for Mediation in Education
NAFCM National Association for Community Mediation
NASD National Association of Securities Dealers
NIDR National Institute for Dispute Resolution
PI Personal Injury
Pro bono Free
PSLRA Public Sector Labor Relations Association
SFLRP Society for Labor Relations Professionals
SPIDR Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution
TQM Total Quality Management
Vitae Resume of education and experience

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