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Prof. Lande Conducts Focus Groups for U.S. District Court

September 17th, 2013

Prof. John Lande

This summer, Prof. John Lande conducted focus groups for the Mediation and Assessment Program of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. The program, which previously was called the Early Assessment Program, requires parties to mediate early in litigation. The focus groups elicited views of experienced litigators to help refine the mediation referral procedure. Based in part on the views expressed in the focus groups, the court recently issued a new general order requiring parties to mediate within 75 days after the Rule 26 meeting.

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