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March 2018

When Ignorance Is Not Bliss: An Empirical Study of Litigants’ Awareness of Court-Sponsored ADR

March 6 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Stanford Law School, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, SLS Classroom Bldg. Room 180
Stanford, CA 94305 United States
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Santa Clara – Stanford Conflict Resolution Workshop presents Overburdened with litigants seeking civil justice, state courts increasingly have relied on ADR procedures to alleviate long waits for trials. But, these procedures provide little opportunity for justice to litigants who are unaware they exist. Professor Shestowsky will describe the findings of her multi-court study designed to answer questions concerning the dissemination of information about courts’ dispute resolution programs. Among the questions we will explore are: How informed are litigants about court-sponsored…

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