Judge William Palmer, Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal
Presented by the Symposium Planning Committee and Judge William Palmer, Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal. This fast-paced and far-ranging discussion will explore "institutionalization" of ADR, including trends, approaches and the pros and cons of integrating ADR into court management and case processing.
Wednesday, April 02, 201410:00 AM-Wednesday, April 02, 201411:15 AM
What does research say about the state of court ADR and the strengths and challenges we face? This session will use Maryland’s ADR Landscape study and research on collaborative law to frame the discussion. From there, Resolution Systems Institute – which has been collecting and analyzing court ADR research since 1995 – will provide a national context and a demonstration of their new online annotated bibliography of court ADR studies. Bringing it together, a court administrator will apply the research in a programmatic setting. Attendees will consider their local situations against the national perspective and explore programmatic implications.
This program will focus on the increasing evidence that apology and forgiveness bring effective closure to disputes. The presenter will discuss the significant benefits to the parties, both in economic and non-economic terms.