The Effectiveness of Using Mediation in Selected Civil Law Disputes: A Meta-Analysis

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We would like to sincerely thank Jeff Latimer for his significant, and invaluable, assistance and support in the development and conduct of this study. In addition, we would like to thank the following individuals who have provided additional methodological advice on the conduct of the research: Kelly Morton-Bourgon, Wei Qiu and Paul Verbrugge. Our thanks go to the reference librarians at the Department of Justice, including Sylvia Nugent and Heather Blake, for their assistance in tracking down hard to find studies. Additional recognition must also be given to the time, effort and studies provided by various researchers, authors and librarians around the world - from Australia to England. We would like to recognize the following individuals for their constructive comments on earlier drafts of this report: Nathalie Quann, Jeff Latimer, Albert Currie, Suzanne Wallace-Capretta, and Anna Paletta. Finally, we would also like to thank the Early Resolution Option team at the Department of Justice for their confidence and support.

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