While Australia has embraced many forms of ADR over the last decade, the scale of commercialised private judging in the US has not been replicated in this country. This is not to say that Australian retired judges do not engage in private judging or that Australian litigants do not utilise the services of retired judges. This does occur but it occurs without the regulation or apparent structure that complements the ‘rent-a-judge’ process in the US.
"Issues in Australian private judging: understanding the pitfalls,"
ADR Bulletin: Vol. 1
, Article 2.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/adr/vol1/iss7/2