Court-Connected Mediation

Dispute Resolution Magazine, Vol. 8, p. 30, 2002

1 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2010

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Roselle Wissler

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

This article summarizes the findings of an empirical study that examined parties' and attorneys' assessments of mediation in general jurisdiction civil cases. Most parties and lawyers saw mediation as a procedurally just process that generally involved party participation and lacked settlement coercion. The study also examined the relationship between participants' assessments of mediation and various case, party, mediator, and program characteristics. Both parties and attorneys tended to have more favorable assessments when the case settled. Party preparation for mediation, active party and attorney participation in mediation, and attorney cooperation during the session were among the characteristics that enhanced perceptions of procedural fairness.

Keywords: mediation, alternative dispute resolution, empirical research

Suggested Citation

Wissler, Roselle, Court-Connected Mediation (2002). Dispute Resolution Magazine, Vol. 8, p. 30, 2002, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1723291

Roselle Wissler (Contact Author)

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University ( email )

111 E. Taylor St.
Mail code 9520
Phoenix, AZ 85004-4467
United States

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