Subject: Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Two documents Icon_ADR in the Federal District Courts: An Initial Report
Donna Stienstra,
November 16, 2011 (Publication) 70 pages
This report provides a brief history of alternative dispute resolution, or ADR, in the federal district courts, touching on the statutes that have prompted ADR developments and noting policy guidance and support to assist courts in establishing ADR programs. The report then provides a summary of ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_Mediation & Conference Programs in the Federal Courts of Appeals: A Sourcebook for Judges and Lawyers, Second Edition
Robert J. Niemic,
2006 (Publication) 122 pages
This sourcebook is a reference guide on mediation and settlement conference programs in the thirteen federal courts of appeals. The Federal Judicial Center published the first edition of this sourcebook in 1997. The changing structure of these programs, and expressed interest from the courts of ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_Mediation and Case Management: Do's and Don'ts on the Way to Successful Mediation
June 19, 2003 (Video)
4492-V/03 (one DVD) (1 hour 29 minutes)
In this program, judges, attorneys, and ADR administrators explore the relationship between mediation and case management—specifically what judges need to know to use mediation effectively. Topics include: the types of cases that should be referred to mediation; how and when to make a referral; how ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_Program for Consultations in Dispute Resolution (brochure)
2003 (Publication) 2 pages
This program provides on-site consultations to district and bankruptcy courts that want to establish a court-based alternative dispute resolution program or enhance or examine an existing program. The assistance offered is tailored to each court's specific needs and is provided by highly qualified ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_Communications Between Judges, Settlement Judges, and Mediators: What's OK, What's Off Limits?
Gladys Kessler, Alan Kay, Amy E. Wind, L. Graeme Bell Jr., Donna Stienstra, Jeremy D. Fogel, Marina Braswell, Donald Green, Nancy Stanley,
February 14, 2002 (Video)
4308-V/02 (one DVD) (1 hour 59 minutes) (program agenda)
Under what circumstances are communications with mediators, including magistrate judges and staff mediators, appropriate once a case has been referred to ADR? What information do judges and ADR administrators need? How can judges get the information they need without sacrificing the trust of the ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_Guide to Judicial Management of Cases in ADR
Robert J. Niemic, Donna Stienstra, Randall E. Ravitz,
2001 (Publication) 193 pages
This publication offers guidance to federal trial and bankruptcy courts on when and how to refer appropriate cases to ADR and how to manage cases referred to ADR. FJC research found that although much has been written about basic ADR concepts, little comprehensive, easily accessible advice on ADR ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_The ADR Act of 1998: What it Means for the Courts
Gladys Kessler, James M. Rosenbaum,
February 4, 1999 (Video)
3808-V/99 (one DVD) (56 minutes) (print material)
While retaining a high degree of flexibility and discretion for individual courts, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Act of 1998 imposes a number of requirements, among them that each court authorize the use of at least one form of ADR for civil cases, including bankruptcy adversary proceedings; ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_Mediation in Bankruptcy, the Federal Judicial Center Survey of Mediation Participants: Report to the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States
Robert J. Niemic,
1998 (Publication) 63 pages
At its March 1997 meeting, the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules asked the Federal Judicial Center to undertake this survey to inform the committee’s preliminary look at whether there is a need for national bankruptcy rules to govern mediation. The purpose of the survey is to determine the ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_Mediation & Conference Programs in the Federal Courts of Appeals: A Sourcebook for Judges and Lawyers
Robert J. Niemic,
1997 (Publication) 107 pages
[superseded]
This sourcebook is a reference guide on mediation and conference programs in the federal courts of appeals, programs that may offer a way for courts to deal with increasing filings. The sourcebook responds to requests from the appellate courts for a detailed description of all ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_A Study of the Five Demonstration Programs Established Under the Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990: Report to the Judicial Conference Committee on Court Administration and Case Management
Donna Stienstra, Molly Johnson, Patricia Lombard, Melissa Pecherski, Sirkka Kauffman, Dean Miletich, Scott Gilbert, John Shapard,
January 1997 (Publication) 327 pages
Report on the programs adopted by districts designated as demonstration districts by the Civil Justice Reform Act. Includes list of issues to address in designing a mediation program.
Two documents Icon_ADR and Settlement in the Federal District Courts: A Sourcebook for Judges and Lawyers
Elizabeth Plapinger, Donna Stienstra,
1996 (Publication) 308 pages
Based on a survey of the federal district courts and an analysis of their rules, this sourcebook describes in detail how each court's ADR and settlement procedures functioned at the time of the survey. It also provides information for judges who design and refer cases to dispute resolution ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_Alternatives to Litigation: Do They Have a Place in the Federal District Courts?
Donna Stienstra, Thomas E. Willging,
1995 (Publication) 68 pages
Long Range Planning Series, Paper No. 4
A discussion paper that analyzes arguments for and against incorporating ADR programs into the case-management procedures of federal district courts. The authors debate issues such as whether ADR is compatible with the role of the federal courts, whether ADR ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_FJC Directions, No. 7: Alternative Dispute Resolution Issue
December 1994 (Publication) 28 pages
Based on presentations and discussions at a conference for federal judges held in late 1993, articles in this issue of FJC Directions acquaint readers with the context in which ADR is developing, define the principal types of ADR used in the federal courts, document the development and emerging ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_Voluntary Arbitration in Eight Federal District Courts: An Evaluation
David Rauma, Carol Krafka,
1994 (Publication) 24 pages
A statutorily mandated report on the pilot court-annexed voluntary arbitration programs in eight federal district courts. The study examines program use in the context of the programs' referral systems. It is a companion to the 1990 FJC study of court-annexed mandatory arbitration programs in ten ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_Court-Annexed Arbitration in Ten District Courts
Barbara Stone (Vincent) Meierhoefer,
1990 (Publication) 154 pages
A statutorily mandated evaluation of the pilot court-annexed mandatory arbitration programs in ten federal district courts. The report examines how well the programs have met various goals, delaying primarily on participants' responses to survey questions about fairness and reduction of cost, ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_Court-Annexed Arbitration in Ten District Courts: Technical Appendix
Barbara Meierhoefer,
1989 (Publication) 24 pages
In 1990 the Federal Judicial Center published Court-Annexed Arbitration in Ten District Courts, a statutorily mandated evaluation of the pilot court-annexed mandatory arbitration programs in ten federal district courts. The report examined how well the programs met various goals, relaying primarily ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_Court-Annexed Arbitration in the District of New Jersey
Barbara Meierhoefer,
1989 (Publication) 93 pages
In 1990 the Federal Judicial Center published Court-Annexed Arbitration in Ten District Courts, a statutorily mandated evaluation of the pilot court-annexed mandatory arbitration programs in ten federal district courts. The report examined how well the programs met various goals, relaying primarily ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_Court-Annexed Arbitration in the Eastern District of New York
Barbara Meierhoefer,
1989 (Publication) 60 pages
In 1990 the Federal Judicial Center published Court-Annexed Arbitration in Ten District Courts, a statutorily mandated evaluation of the pilot court-annexed mandatory arbitration programs in ten federal district courts. The report examined how well the programs met various goals, relaying primarily ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_Court-Annexed Arbitration in the Middle District of North Carolina
Barbara Meierhoefer,
1989 (Publication) 98 pages
In 1990 the Federal Judicial Center published Court-Annexed Arbitration in Ten District Courts, a statutorily mandated evaluation of the pilot court-annexed mandatory arbitration programs in ten federal district courts. The report examined how well the programs met various goals, relaying primarily ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_Court-Annexed Arbitration in the Western District of Michigan
Barbara Meierhoefer, Carroll Seron,
1989 (Publication) 98 pages
In 1990 the Federal Judicial Center published Court-Annexed Arbitration in Ten District Courts, a statutorily mandated evaluation of the pilot court-annexed mandatory arbitration programs in ten federal district courts. The report examined how well the programs met various goals, relaying primarily ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_Court-Annexed Arbitration in the Western District of Missouri
Barbara Meierhoefer, Carroll Seron,
1989 (Publication) 62 pages
In 1990 the Federal Judicial Center published Court-Annexed Arbitration in Ten District Courts, a statutorily mandated evaluation of the pilot court-annexed mandatory arbitration programs in ten federal district courts. The report examined how well the programs met various goals, relaying primarily ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_Court-Annexed Arbitration in the Western District of Texas
Barbara Meierhoefer, Carroll Seron,
1989 (Publication) 57 pages
In 1990 the Federal Judicial Center published Court-Annexed Arbitration in Ten District Courts, a statutorily mandated evaluation of the pilot court-annexed mandatory arbitration programs in ten federal district courts. The report examined how well the programs met various goals, relaying primarily ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_Alternative Dispute Resolution in a Bankruptcy Court: The Mediation Program in the Southern District of California
Gordon Bermant, Steven Hartwell,
1988 (Publication) 88 pages
A study of the Southern District of California's bankruptcy mediation program. The authors summarize interviews with twenty-six program participants and analyze the first eighty adversary proceedings to come to mediation. They explain the structure of the program and describe the opinions of ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_Court-Annexed Arbitration in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Barbara Meierhoefer, Carroll Seron,
1988 (Publication) 52 pages
In 1990 the Federal Judicial Center published Court-Annexed Arbitration in Ten District Courts, a statutorily mandated evaluation of the pilot court-annexed mandatory arbitration programs in ten federal district courts. The report examined how well the programs met various goals, relaying primarily ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_Court-Annexed Arbitration in the Middle District of Florida
Barbara Meierhoefer, Carroll Seron,
1988 (Publication) 65 pages
In 1990 the Federal Judicial Center published Court-Annexed Arbitration in Ten District Courts, a statutorily mandated evaluation of the pilot court-annexed mandatory arbitration programs in ten federal district courts. The report examined how well the programs met various goals, relaying primarily ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_Court-Annexed Arbitration in the Northern District of California
Barbara Meierhoefer, Carroll Seron,
1988 (Publication) 62 pages
In 1990 the Federal Judicial Center published Court-Annexed Arbitration in Ten District Courts, a statutorily mandated evaluation of the pilot court-annexed mandatory arbitration programs in ten federal district courts. The report examined how well the programs met various goals, relaying primarily ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_Court-Annexed Arbitration in the Western District of Oklahoma
Barbara Meierhoefer,
1988 (Publication) 69 pages
In 1990 the Federal Judicial Center published Court-Annexed Arbitration in Ten District Courts, a statutorily mandated evaluation of the pilot court-annexed mandatory arbitration programs in ten federal district courts. The report examined how well the programs met various goals, relaying primarily ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_Data Collection Instruments for Court-Annexed Arbitration Reports
Barbara Meierhoefer, Carroll Seron,
1988 (Publication) 69 pages
In 1990 the Federal Judicial Center published Court-Annexed Arbitration in Ten District Courts, a statutorily mandated evaluation of the pilot court-annexed mandatory arbitration programs in ten federal district courts. The report examined how well the programs met various goals, relaying primarily ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_Alternative Dispute Resolution in Federal District Courts
Deirdre Golash, A. Leo Levin,
1986 (Publication)
A paper that describes the programs of alternative dispute resolution being implemented by federal district courts as well as by individual district judges. It explores the authority for establishing such programs and the legal basis for imposition of sanctions, which are an integral part of many ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_Settlement Strategies for Federal District Judges
D. Marie Provine,
1986 (Publication) 103 pages
A discussion of various techniques for settlement, such as judicial mediation, court-annexed arbitration, the use of special masters, summary jury trials, minitrials, and settlement conferences conducted by magistrate judges. The report is based on a conference of judges experienced in different ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_Mediation in the Western District of Washington
Karl Tegland,
1984 (Publication) 43 pages
A description of an innovation applied in the Western District of Washington for mediation of selected civil cases. Under the procedure described in this publication, judges referred cases to attorneys who serve as mediators without compensation, in an attempt to induce settlements.
Two documents Icon_The Wayne County Mediation Program in the Eastern District of Michigan
Kathy L. Shuart,
1984 (Publication) 60 pages
An examination of a mediation procedure used in the Eastern District of Michigan that was built on an existing mediation program developed by the Third Circuit in Wayne County (Detroit), Michigan. The report describes the procedure in both the federal district court and the state trial court. ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_Court-Annexed Arbitration
A. Leo Levin,
1983 (Publication) 12 pages
An examination of court-annexed arbitration as an alternative method of dispute resolution. The article describes in detail how an effective court arbitration program works and the goals the program is designed to achieve. It also focuses on the experience federal and state courts have had with ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_Evaluation of Court-Annexed Arbitration in Three Federal District Courts (Revised Edition)
E. Allan Lind, John E. Shapard,
1983 (Publication) 140 pages
An early evaluation of the effectiveness of local rules that provided for mandatory, nonbinding arbitration in three federal district courts.
Two documents Icon_Report on the Mediation Program in the Eastern District of Michigan
Joe S. Cecil, Barbara Stone (Vincent) Meierhoefer,
1983 (Publication)
A description of a rule adopted by the Eastern District of Michigan that permits a judge to refer diversity cases to a mediation panel and to impose certain costs as a penalty if a resulting trial does not improve on the award suggested by the panel. The report also presents the impressions of ...(Read more)
Two documents Icon_Summary Jury Trials in the Northern District of Ohio
M.-Daniel Jacoubovitch, Carl M. Moore,
1982 (Publication) 89 pages
An early analysis of the summary jury trial (SJT) procedure and a documentation of the views and concerns of participants in summary jury trials. The authors observed a number of summary jury trials, reviewed court records, and interviewed those involved in cases assigned to summary jury trials.