Gwinnett County's ADR program was created to offer litigants, with cases filed in the Gwinnett County Courts, a variety of ways to resolve their disputes which may be preferable to trial. The program offers dispute resolution processes designed to provide litigants with a full range of choices. There are three primary processes available. Mediation, the most requested method of ADR in Gwinnett County, is a process in which a neutral third party facilitates settlement discussions between parties in conflict. Case evaluation is a process in which an experienced attorney gives advice on the strengths and weaknesses of each party's position and may make an assessment as to how a judge or jury might react in the case. Arbitration is more similar to a trial. The arbitrator issues a decision on the case following an abbreviated hearing under informal rules of evidence.