For many proponents of ADR, ADR is not just a form of dispute resolution; it is also a philosophy.
Many value a larger goal behind ADR. For example, some see the use of ADR as part of a larger effort to bring peace to the world or heal a damaged community. Others see ADR as a way of leveling the playing field between parties in dispute.
Certainly, not all participants in ADR, or even those who develop ADR programs, would subscribe to these philosophies. However, in general, supporters of ADR prize this form of dispute resolution because they believe ADR can have impacts that go beyond what a court order can accomplish