Settlement Conference Judge - Legal Lion or Problem Solving Lamb: An Empirical Documentation of Judicial Settlement Conference Practices and Techniques
American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Vol. 33, 2009
Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010/5
56 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2010
Date Written: June 14, 2010
Settlements play an increased role in modern litigation. Judges employ a diverse range of methods in reaching a settlement and are motivated by a variety of factors. The survey addressed in this Article aims to track these methods and factors and convey this data to litigators and judges for whom settlement negotiations are an increasingly prevalent part of their practices.
Keywords: judge, settlement, judicial, practice, Administrative Office of the Courts, California, civil case, family law, settlement conference, survey, settlement meeting
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