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Lawyers' preparation for Court-Connected Mediation: The Supreme Court of Tasmania


Rundle, O, Lawyers' preparation for Court-Connected Mediation: The Supreme Court of Tasmania, University of Tasmania Law Review, 32, (1) pp. 20-51. ISSN 0082-2108 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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This article reports findings from a study of lawyers' preparation for court-connected mediation at the Supreme Court of Tasmania. Interviews with legal practitioners were undertaken during 2006 and 2007. The findings are contextualised within the court's programme and compared with empirical research findings from other studies. The data demonstrated a clear need for better guidelines and education of lawyers about their role in preparing themselves and their clients for mediation. Most lawyers prepared reasonably thoroughly for the mediation process, however gaps were identified in terms of consideration of the non-legal issues affecting the client and other party. Many lawyers effectively narrowed the potential of court-connected mediation by taking a litigation approach to their preparation for the process.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Legal systems
Research Field:Legal practice, lawyering and the legal profession
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Rundle, O (Dr Olivia Rundle)
ID Code:86704
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2013-10-14
Last Modified:2015-01-02
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