Source: (1984) South Royalton, VT: Vermont Law School Dispute Resolution Project.

Five papers examine the barriers preventing the widespread use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). The emergence of disputes is traced. The question of whether bureaucrats will accept environmental mediation is raised, and the need for providing incentives for agencies to use mediation is noted. The problem of enforcing negotiated agreements to environmental disputes is examined, and cost allocations for cleaning up hazardous waste sites are explored. Problems arising in the resolution of family disputes are analyzed, the legal profession's attitudes toward divorce mediation are examined, and statutes that implement the process of mediation are discussed.