Mediation Windfalls: Value Beyond Settlement? The Perspectives of Georgia Magistrate Court Judges
This study of magistrate judges investigates the perception that if mediation reaches impasse, parties who are not represented by counsel go into court less afraid, better able to articulate their case, more cognizant of their own and the other side's positions, and with an enhanced appreciation for the perspective of the other party because of the mediation experience.
Barton, A. B. (2005), Mediation windfalls: Value beyond settlement? The perspectives of Georgia magistrate court judges. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 22: 419–435. doi: 10.1002/crq.113