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Toolbox Case Studies: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Saving Time and Money; Strengthening Community
“Gravel pit expansion” and “300-unit housing development” are phrases that often strike fear in a community and can lead to long-protracted legal battles. However, the Village of East Middlebury in Vermont and the City of Somerville in Massachusetts are examples of how a more collaborative process utilizing alternative dispute resolution can build community support, save time and money and result in developments that provide jobs. Thanks to Justin Pevnick, a Vermont Law School student interning with the Land Use Clinic, these case studies are now available in the Toolbox. Check them out!