This Note, a reprint of an article that originally appeared in the February-March 1986 issue of Judicature, summarizes the results of research conducted by the Institute for Civil Justice in the area of court-administered arbitration. It describes what has been learned to date, and identifies some issues that remain to be examined: (1) the kinds of cases that are not good candidates for arbitration; (2) the factors that affect decisions to appeal; (3) the effect of arbitration on settlement; and (4) the effect of arbitration on the practice of law.
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