The American Arbitration Association, ® (AAA), with its long history and experience in the field of alternative dispute resolution, provides services to individuals and organizations who wish to resolve conflicts out of court. The AAA, with a caseload of over 200,000 disputes administered, is the nation's largest full-service ADR provider.
In 2004, the 11th Circuit promulgated court procedures allowing litigants in civil appeals to have their dispute mediated by a private neutral who meets the court’s standards. Under these procedures, the private neutral manages the mediation and the court’s chief mediator oversee the process. At the time, this was the first program of its type. Under most federal appellate programs, circuit court or court-appointed neutrals handle all cases referred to mediation. The mediation procedures (available at www.ca11.uscourts.gov/offices/ mediation.php) are set forth below.
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Chapter 7. Domestic Alternative Dispute Resolution Legislation
Federal Developments Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Private Mediator Procedures for Mediation of Appeals, October 2004 State Developments California Common Interest Developments-Dispute Resolution Procedure Court Rule Amendments Colorado Revised Uniform Arbitration Florida Condominium & Community Associations Mediation Confidentiality and Privilege Act Georgia Building Construction; Alternative Dispute Mechanism New Jersey Uniform Mediation Act N.J. Medical Care Access and Responsibility and Patients First Act Rhode Island Small Claims and Consumer Claims