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Voluntary Arbitration in Eight Federal District Courts: An Evaluation

Rauma, David; Krafka, Carol. 1994

Updates the information found in the 1990 publication "Court-Annexed Arbitration in Ten District Courts." Describes the main elements of the eight existing voluntary arbitration programs: policies on case eligibility for arbitration; opt-in and opt-out referral systems; qualifications of and selection of arbitrators; and arbitration proceedings. Summarizes data on levels of participation. Among findings are: 3 of the 4 opt-out voluntary arbitration programs had rates of participation comparable to those of the mandatory arbitration programs; trial de novo demand rates in the two voluntary arbitration programs with the largest number of hearings were comparable to those of the mandatory arbitration programs.

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