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Unpublished Paper
Settlement : An Empirical Documentation of Judicial Settlement Conferences Practices and Techniques
ExpressO (2009)
  • Peter R Robinson
Abstract

This article documents the results of a survey of California civil trial judges regarding their practices and techniques in settlement conferences. It provides empirical evidence regarding the extent that settlement judges focus on explaining legal strengths and weaknesses compared to satisfying the underlying needs, goals, fears, or feelings. It also documents the prevalence of directive, as compared to illicitive, techniques in judicial settlement conferences. Scholars and practitioners interested in a judicial view of the settlement conference practices should be interested in this article.

Keywords
  • settlement conference,
  • mediation,
  • judges
Disciplines
Publication Date
March 30, 2009
Citation Information
Peter R Robinson. "Settlement : An Empirical Documentation of Judicial Settlement Conferences Practices and Techniques" ExpressO (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/peter_robinson/1/