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NCJ Number: 119460 Find in a Library
Title: Some Early Observations on an Experiment with Mandatory Mediation
Journal: Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution  Volume:4  Issue:2  Dated:(1989)  Pages:235-254
Author(s): S Lubet
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 20
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article reports on Florida's recently-enacted comprehensive alternative dispute resolution statute, with special emphasis on the effectiveness of its mandatory mediation provision.
Abstract: The Florida Mediation Act defines mediation and, with certain exceptions, authorizes courts to refer all or a part of a contested lawsuit to mandatory mediation. The article discusses in detail two concepts that are critical to court-annexed mediation: case suitability and selection and mediator training and qualifications. While mediators sometimes minimize the role of lawyers in alternative dispute resolution, lawyers can and must play a role in court-annexed mediation, especially in complex civil cases. 74 footnotes.
Main Term(s): Mediation
Index Term(s): Court-administered arbitration; Florida; State laws
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