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Important developments in dispute resolution are reported in the legal and popular press every day. We have recently seen, for example, major developments in arbitration ethics, mediator confidentiality, standards for mandatory consumer predispute processes and expansion of court-annexed ADR programs. This is an opportune time to think about the future of ADR, because dispute resolution has survived its infancy and its sometimes awkward adolescence without any obvious body piercings, tattoos or felony convictions and is now thriving, energetic and poised for its most productive period.