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Trapping the Data: An Assessment of Domestic Relations Mediation in Maine and Ohio Courts

Wissler, Roselle L.. May 1999

This report looks at domestic relations mediation in thirteen courts in Maine and six courts in Ohio. The data was gathered from participant questionnaires submitted for 789 cases mediated in Maine between February 1996 and March 1997 and from 154 cases mediated in Ohio between February 1997 and March 1998. The data gathered included type of case, mediator demographics, mediation session length and attendance, mediation outcomes, and participant assessment of the process. The study found that very little impacted settlement to any extent, but that participant assessments were affected by case and party characteristics, as well as mediator characteristics.


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Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Dispute Resolution
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Eileen Pruett
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