Source: (1992) Forum (Winter):5-26.

The keynote address by former Attorney General Griffin Bell reviews the work of the Office for Improvements in the Administration of Justice under his tenure, followed by invited commentaries from dispute resolution professionals. Bell reviews the implementation of the neighborhood justice center, compulsory nonbinding arbitration, and mediation. Commentaries discuss that alternative dispute resolution (ADR) has the potential for providing inferior justice, problems of power imbalance between disputants, that ADR is more interested in harmony and efficiency than justice, and that a constructive future for ADR depends on the leadership of prominent jurists. Other commentaries discuss professional mediator characteristics.