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Alternative Dispute Resolution Now an Established Practice in Federal Courts
Wednesday, 27th June 2012
"Some 30 years after the federal district courts started experimenting with alternative dispute resolution (ADR), more than one-third of all federal trial courts authorize multiple forms of ADR, and all federal courts authorize some form of ADR, according to a study (pdf) by the Federal Judicial Center.
A survey of courts' local rules, general orders, internal operating procedures, and other online and written sources shows that 34 of the 94 district courts authorize multiple and distinct forms of ADR, typically mediation, arbitration, or early neutral evaluation (ENE). Of these courts, fourteen authorize three or more distinct forms of ADR. An additional 27 districts authorize mediation only, while 25 districts provide general authorization to use ADR, authorize settlement conferences, or authorize both."
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