SMALL LAWSUIT RESOLUTION ACT
7-1502. Authorization. To reduce the cost and expense of litigation and encourage the swift, fair and cost-effective resolution of disputes, the legislature hereby establishes a system to encourage civil litigants to resolve their disputes through alternative dispute resolution. The procedures to be utilized under this chapter, while based on the alternative dispute resolution processes of arbitration, mediation, and early neutral evaluation, are intended to be as informal as practicable to accomplish these concurrent objectives.
[7-1502, added 2002, ch. 137, sec. 1, p. 380.]