The American Bar Association (ABA) Section on Litigation invited Professor Marc Galanter of the University of Wisconsin Law School to gather as much information as he could on the issue of whether trials were on the decline in the federal courts of the United States. Galanter’s data, and papers from 15 other respected academics, formed the basis of a symposium held between 12 and 14 December 2003 in San Francisco to discuss their findings with state and federal judges and key representatives of the ABA.
"The phenomenon of the vanishing civil trial,"
ADR Bulletin: Vol. 8
, Article 1.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/adr/vol8/iss2/1