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The Multi-Door Courthouse is Open in Alberta: Judicial Dispute Resolution is Institutionalized in the Court of Queen's Bench

  • Author / Creator
    Rooke, John D.
  • Based on the analysis of the empirical research data from a Survey Questionnaire completed by 374 lawyers and 197 clients who participated in 606 judicially conducted Judicial Dispute Resolution (JDR) sessions (JDR Program) in the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta (the Court) in the year ending June 2008, the author’s judicial experience, and legal literature research, it is asserted that the Court’s JDR Program has become an integral, normative, and institutional part of the resolution of disputes litigated in the Court. This has been achieved through a judicially led process utilizing multi-faceted dispute resolution techniques, with considerable quantitative and qualitative success. All this has led to more demand by lawyers and litigants for the JDR Program, in which these components have, over time, combined in a symbiotic and synergistic way. Thus, it is asserted that the Multi-door Courthouse” is open in Alberta.

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  • Graduation date
    2010-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Laws
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3Q940
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Faculty of Law
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Brown, Russ (Law)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • O'Byrne, Shannon (Law)
    • Anderson, Greg (Political Science)