[ 613-1]  Definitions.  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 613-1

     “Alternative dispute resolution” or “ADR” means methods, procedures, or techniques that are used to resolve differences voluntarily and that do not require a traditional and formal adjudicatory trial or contested hearing.  These methods include, but are not limited to, mediation, contractual arbitration, fact- finding, consensus-building, and neutral-expert evaluation.

     “Board” means the board of advisors of the center for alternative dispute resolution.

     “Center” means the center for alternative dispute resolution.

     “Government agencies” means the offices, departments, branches, and other subdivisions of state and county governments.