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Alternative Dispute Resolution in a Bankruptcy Court: The Mediation Program in the Southern District of California

Gordon Bermant, Steven Hartwell
January 1, 1988
In Print: Available for Distribution

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 judges, mediators, and attorneys as to the program's effectiveness.