The Court Systems

Why is it important to have a court system?  What are the benefits of having two court systems?
What are the pros and cons of alternative dispute resolution (negotiation, mediation, and arbitration)?

Initial Post
Your initial post should be a minimum of 250 words with three (3) unique citations.  Be specific, both in terms of what you think and also in terms of your research.
Here is a brief example of how I might reply to this discussion question:
The court system is designed to provide a means to resolve disputes when other ways have been exhausted.  The goal of the court is to avoid parties resorting to “self-help” wherein the parties resolve the dispute extra-judicially.  An example of self-help the courts avoid is when a landlord locks out a tenant for non-payment.  By resolving the dispute within the judicial system it creates equity among both parties and eliminates inequities.

At least 250words not including citations or references. You must have at least three (3) unique citations for your first post. You must not use Wikipedia or other type of crowdsourced database for your sources. Crowdsourced sources are typically full of errors and omissions. They are rarely checked for accuracy or consistency. You cannot form an opinion or respond to a post when the evidence you use to respond is inherently flawed. You must use peer–reviewed scholarly sources or legal journals. I will check your sources. All citations must be done in American Psychological Association (APA) format.