Court-connected mediation programs have produced important benefits for parties, practitioners, courts, and society generally. These programs have helped lawyers settle tough cases and generally manage their workload while their clients retain the power to litigate if they cannot reach an acceptable agreement. Courts have created and enforced rules to protect the integrity of process so that parties’ time and money in mediation are well spent.
Charting a Middle Course for Court-Connected Mediation,
2022 J. Disp. Resol.
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