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Use of ADR in California Courts: Findings and Proposals


H. Jay Folberg


University of San Francisco - School of Law

Joshua D. Rosenberg


University of San Francisco School of Law

Robert Barrett


Collaborative Decisions


University of San Francisco Law Review, Vol. 26, 1992

Abstract:     
This article explores how the courts and the ADR community might be brought into a closer working relationship to reduce court filings and to promote fair and efficient settlement of filed cases. Part One of this article briefly sets forth the current state of the California civil justice system and assesses its readiness for increased ADR use. Part Two describes the attitudes towards ADR of judges and court administrators throughout the state, as determined by both a statewide survey and in-depth personal interviews, and details some of their suggestions for enhancing ADR use. Part Three provides a brief account of the ADR providers currently existing in California, the types and numbers of cases they now handle and expect to be able to handle in the future, the problems they face, and their suggestions for more effectively integrating ADR into the judicial system. Part Four discusses proposals for increasing ADR use and for determining the types of cases for which the different ADR methods are particularly appropriate. Part Five categorizes the article's earlier proposals and observations into recommendations, according to the specific type of action (e.g., legislation, court rules, standards of court) necessary to implement them. A chronological flow-chart diagram is included with the article, which displays how one set of options might be organized into a workable, integrated dispute resolution system.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 101

Keywords: Alternative dispute resolution, arbitration, negotiation, mediation, settlement, California courts

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Folberg, H. Jay and Rosenberg, Joshua D. and Barrett, Robert, Use of ADR in California Courts: Findings and Proposals. University of San Francisco Law Review, Vol. 26, 1992. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1109174

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H. Jay Folberg
University of San Francisco - School of Law ( email )
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States
Joshua D. Rosenberg (Contact Author)
University of San Francisco School of Law ( email )
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States
Robert Barrett
Collaborative Decisions ( email )
United States
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