This comprehensive handbook provides judges the tools they need to properly establish and manage programs, as well as cases, in particular areas of the law. Covered areas are general civil, small claims, divorce, child protection and dependency, adult guardianship, probate, victim-offender, juvenile/criminal, bankruptcy, mass claims, community mediation, and appellate.
Summary of Contents*
Chapter I: Court-Connected General Civil ADR Programs: Aiming for Institutionalization, Efficient Resolution, and the Experience of Justice by Bobbi McAdoo and Nancy Welsh
Chapter II: Designing a Mediation Program for Small Claims Cases by Janine P. Geske
Chapter III: Mediating Class Actions by Margaret L. Shaw and Linda R. Singer
Chapter IV: Divorce, Custody and Visitation by Andrew Shepard
Chapter V: Abuse, Neglect and Dependency Cases in Juvenile Court by Kelly Browne Olson
Chapter VI: Adult Guardianship Mediation by Susan D. Hartman
Chapter VII: Mediation in Probate Cases: The Will to Compromise by Valerie E. Berland and Sheila R. Purcell
Chapter VIII: The Use of ADR in Criminal And Juvenile Delinquency Cases by Carol Izumi
Chapter IX: Victim Offender Mediation in Juvenile or Criminal Courts by Mark S. Umbreit
Chapter X: Community Mediation by Timothy Hedeen and Mark Collins
Chapter XI: Mediation in Bankruptcy Courts by Barry Russell
Chapter XII: ADR Programs in the State Appellate Courts by Frank Evans
Chapter XIII: ADR in the Courts: Progress, Problems, and Possibilities by Louise Phipps Senft and Cynthia A. Savage
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