The divergence of mediation practice from dominant paradigms of mediation is widely recognised. Mediation practice within the context of general civil litigation is particularly prone to diverge from the dominant theoretical notion of mediation. It is likely that the perspectives of legal participants, who are influenced by the legal world view, contribute to this divergence. Lawyer perceptions of the purpose of court-connected mediation are likely to align with the goals of the formal civil justice system.
"The purpose of court-connected mediation from the legal perspective,"
ADR Bulletin: Vol. 10
, Article 4.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/adr/vol10/iss2/4