- Annotation Hartley examines the introduction of alternative dispute resolution (e.g., mediation) in a court system in Georgia. Attorneys supported the introduction of mediation to consolidate control of the legal process and to add it to their practices. They also used mediation to settle some cases more quickly. Mediation gave judges flexibility to weed out minor cases and process others more quickly. However, these changes were not so great as to put a dent in settlement or trial rates, and Hartley concludes that while changes in court procedures have effects, researchers need to examine the behavior of actors in depth in order to discover these effects.
Table of Contents:
- Trial courts
- Research framework and study site
- Civil justice in Mountain County
- Civil mediation in Mountain County
- The impact of mediation on case processing in Hall County
- Mediation, civil justice, and court actors.
- Item content: English
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-239) and index.
Description based on: Print version record.
- 1 online resource.
- KFG560.3 .H37 2002eb
- 1593320167 (electronic bk.)
9781593320164 (electronic bk.)
1931202362 (acid-free paper)
9781931202367 (acid-free paper)
Library of Congress Control Numbers:
- 2002008584 [Invalid]
Other Control Numbers:
- EBC3016701 (source: MiAaPQ)
[Unknown Type]: ybp2360234