It is well-known that the various ADR terms have different connotations for different groups in society. In March 1997 the National Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Council (NADRAC) produced a set of ADR definitions designed to promote common understanding of the particular process under consideration or discussion.
"Towards consistency in ADR terms,"
ADR Bulletin: Vol. 1
, Article 3.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/adr/vol1/iss1/3