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Unpublished Paper
A Mediation Tune Up For the State Court Appellate Machine
ExpressO (2010)
  • Bobbi McAdoo, Hamline University
Appellate mediation programs usually have an efficiency goal, sometimes at the expense of the dictates of procedural justice. Empirical work from a pilot family appellate mediation program in Minnesota confirms that these goals do not have to be in conflict. Settlements can be achieved in a procedurally just process. Elements of program design to achieve this are discussed, based upon the Minnesota research as well as a review of others’ research. The use of mandatory referrals as a design feature is questioned for both the goals of efficiency and procedural justice.
  • mediation,
  • procedural justice,
  • dispute resolution design,
  • appellate courts
Publication Date
May 15, 2010
Citation Information
Bobbi McAdoo. "A Mediation Tune Up For the State Court Appellate Machine" ExpressO (2010)
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