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Strong case for judicial dispute resolution

Thursday, September 17, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Terrance McMahon

Recently, pre-trial settlements have fallen far behind the rapid growth in litigation. Trial courts across the country have in response established judicially assisted voluntary dispute resolution processes, known in Alberta as judicial dispute resolution, or JDR. The purpose of a JDR is to reach a settlement on some or all of the issues in a lawsuit, with the assistance of a judge.

From the court’s perspective, JDRs help to control the court’s agenda, save time and money for litigants, and respond to the public’s concern about...