The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution is pleased to bring you Volume 3, Issue 3 of The Mayhew-Hite Report on Dispute Resolution and the Courts .
Professor Ellen E. Deason, JD, Professor of Law at the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, Fellow, Mershon Center for International Security, discusses Ohio's recent adoption of the Uniform Mediation Act, and the effects it will have on mediation in Ohio, in her article entitled "Uniform Mediation Act Brings Changes to Ohio Law." The full-text of this article can be accessed here.
Dwight Golann, a Professor at Suffolk University Law School, addresses the differing ways in which law school texts and civil litigators perceive the purposes of mediation in Is Legal Mediation a Process of Repair-or Separation? An Empirical Study, and Its Implications, 7 Harv. Negot. L. Rev. 301 (2002). He suggests that while mediation can serve to facilitate relationship repair, relationship repair is not necessarily the underlying focus of most mediations. A detailed summary of this law review article can be accessed here.
The importance of confidentiality in the mediation process was recently affirmed by the California Supreme Court in Rojas v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County, 93 P.3d 260 (Cal. 2004). The California Supreme Court held that photographs, videotapes, witness statements, and "raw test data" from physical samples that were "prepared for the purpose of, in the course of, or pursuant to, a mediation" are protected under section 1119 of the Evidence Code. A detailed summary of this case can be accessed here.
Amanda Parrish, a student at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, in her paper entitled "Collaborative Lawyering in Family Law: An Effective Emerging Trend Among Clients and Attorneys" provides an interesting discussion of collaborative lawyering in the context of divorce, ultimately concluding that it provides "an effective transformative, and peaceful method to resolve divorce." The full-text of this paper can be accessed here.
Natalie M. Hostacky & Jason L. Wyatt in collaboration with members of the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution .
Professor Sarah R. Cole
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