Look Before You Leap and Keep on Looking: Lessons from the Institutionalization of Court-Connected Mediation Academic Article uri icon


  • This article will use the institutionalization of general civil mediation into the courts as a case study, with both hopeful and cautionary lessons for policy makers. This article will (1) examine the goals created for court-connected ADR; (2) assess to what extent court-connected mediation has achieved these goals, from the perspective of judges, lawyers, and parties; and (3) and propose reforms of court-connected mediation to better ensure the achievement of justice.

author list (cited authors)

  • McAdoo, B., & Welsh, N. A.

publication date

  • January 1, 2005 11:11 AM