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Resolving Consumer Disputes Through Mediation and Arbitration
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/general/g
Source: Federal Trade Commission

Describes mediation and arbitration of consumer disputes, as an alternative to a lawsuit. Topics covered include finding and choosing a dispute resolution program, and preparing for arbitration and mediation.
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Neighborhood Dispute & Mediation
http://www.mrsc.org/subjects/legal/mediate.aspx
Source: Municipal Research & Services Center of Washington

Provides an overview of neighborhood dispute or mediation centers, a link a list of dispute resolution centers in Washington state, and links to local government dispute/mediation programs in Bellevue, Clark County, Lynnwood, Mercer Island, Port Townsend, and Vancouver. Also, provides additional information about dispute resolution and mediation.
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Alternatives to Court
http://www.wsba.org/media/publications/pamphlets/a
Source: Washington State Bar Association

Describes the use of mediation and arbitration to resolve legal disputes in Washington. Covers what arbitration and mediation are, how they work, how they are different, and how to find an organization that can mediate or arbitrate. Includes a brief description of Washington's requirement that certain disputes filed in court be arbitrated.
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Washington Dispute Resolution Centers
http://www.resolutionwa.org/
Source: Resolution Washington

Describes the role of Resolution Washington, as follows: "to provide effective and inexpensive conflict resolution services to our respective communities." Main page includes link to other pages describing what mediation is, how the mediation process works in Washington Dispute Resolution Centers, what types of disputes are appropriate for Dispute Resolution Centers (almost any dispute), and locations and telephone numbers for Dispute Resolution Centers. Dispute Resolution Centers provide alternatives to resolving claims in courts.
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Consumer's Guide to Legal Help on the Internet
http://www.abanet.org/legalservices/public.html
Source: American Bar Association

General information on getting legal help and resolving legal problems. Includes information on hiring a lawyer, free legal help, handling legal matters yourself, legal information sources, and resolving difficulties with your lawyer.
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