Efficient and Successful ADR in Appellate Courts - Dispute Resolution Journal - Vol. 62, No. 3

Nicole L. Waters
Michael Sweikar
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11 pages
August, 2007
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Nicole L. Waters, Ph.D., a senior court research associate, has been with the Research Division of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), in Williamsburg, Virginia, since 2000. Current work at the NCSC includes examining the policy and social implications of jury procedures, investigating the reciprocal interplay between science and the law, and evaluating issues of civil justice at both the trial court and appellate court levels. Dr. Waters is on the faculty of NCSC’s educational division, the Institute for Court Management, and is an adjunct faculty member at The College of William and Mary and the University of Delaware. Michael Sweikar, J.D., M.A., was a Thomas Jefferson Scholar at NCSC from 2005-2006. Among other things, he worked on the NCSC’s 2005 Civil Justice Survey of State Courts and investigated issues related to ADR. Prior to this, he was a researcher at the British House of Commons. He also participated in several studies in conjunction with the Carter Center, CARE, and the U.S. Department of Justice.