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Judge-led mediation expert bolsters court ADR pilot

Victoria has brought in an international expert on judge-led mediation to educate the State's judiciary ahead of a pilot mediation program to be implemented in its courts.

Victoria has brought in an international expert on judge-led mediation to educate the State’s judiciary ahead of a pilot mediation program to be implemented in its courts. 


Deputy Premier and Attorney-General Rob Hulls yesterday announced Justice Louise Otis, formerly of the Quebec Court of Appeal, would be standing in for a week-long tour on judge-led mediation. 


The Brumby Government has committed $17.8 million over four years to improve the availability of ADR in the courts and the community. 


“Judge-led mediation in our higher courts is a cornerstone of that commitment to ADR,” Hulls said. 


A judge, support staff and an ADR co-ordination have been appointed to both the Supreme and County Courts as part of the two-year pilot. 


“This increase in resources places ADR firmly within the court system,” Hulls said. 



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