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Many years ago, I attended a Federal Judicial Center seminar for judges that focused on mediation and settlement of pending civil cases. To my surprise, nearly half of those in attendance indicaate opposition to judicial participation in mediations. I was stunned. I inquired into the reasons and found that some were opposed because of ethical consideraations others considered it a waste of time, and a few did not believe that judges had the skills to successfully mediate cases. Later in the...

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