Effective alternative dispute resolution depends on speedy and affordable access to professional mediators that we provide to parties in need of this service, in matters both inside and outside the realm of litigation.
ADRBC’s delivery of mediation services across the province provides timely and accessible resolution of conflicts, opportunities to avoid costs and delays typically associated with litigation, and can create new options for early resolution and settlement.
As a key measure in implementing Access to Justice in British Columbia, ADRBC serves as our province’s Designated Roster Organization responsible for implementation and oversight of the Notice to Mediate Appointment Process.
Having been appointed to this role by B.C.’s Ministry of Attorney General, ADRBC’s mandate is to deliver the Ministry’s Mediation Roster Program, which includes maintaining Rosters of trained and experienced mediators who have agreed to a Code of Conduct, and administering a Program that ensures the timely and effective appointment of mediators in alignment with the NTM Regulations.
In this role, we receive mediator appointment requests from parties and their legal counsel, attached to the following Notice to Mediate Regulations which govern the legislated appointment process: