Like it or not there are polarised views about lawyers and ADR. A central theme at the LEADR ‘kon gres, held in Melbourne in September 2009, and one that echoed the National Mediation Conference (NMC) held in Perth in September 2008, was that of the compatibility of lawyers and ADR, and in particular of lawyers and mediation. At both conferences, there was also a low-level buzz about ‘lawyer-bashing’.
"What is it about me? What is it about mediation?,"
ADR Bulletin: Vol. 11
, Article 5.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/adr/vol11/iss8/5