Lawyers in ADR is the shared name of three connected EU funded projects assigned by the European Commission to ADR Center-led consortium in the context of the Programme Civil Justice 2017-2013 to promote the knowledge and the use of Directive 2008/52/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2008 on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial matters.
The results of the project are outlined below:
1. Video on cross-border mediation produced by ADR Center in cooperation with ACB Group (Netherlands). The video, in English, is available in all EU languages and is designed to be used by courts, lawyers, bar associations and individuals throughout Europe seeking to understand what mediation is, how it works, and how it helps litigants collaborate and negotiate successfully.
2. E-Book on mediation advocacy in the EU
This e-book, written by Professor Dwight Golann for ADR Center, has been published in the context of “Lawyers in ADR” project.
It is intended for lawyers who represent parties in mediation and explains how attorneys can use the structure of the process and the special powers of mediators to achieve their bargaining goals. The key lesson of this book is not to approach the process passively, but instead to use the mediation process in an active way to advance your clients’ interests. This book offers suggestions about how a lawyer can “borrow” a mediator’s powers to achieve an optimal outcome.
3. Country Reports – An analysis on the status of mediation is available for the following countries:
4. Survey on data gathering to quantify the cost of not using mediation has been implemented by ADR Center, in collaboration with the European Company Lawyers Association (ECLA – Belgium) and the European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (UEAPME – Belgium). This study surveyed companies, lawyers, and legal researchers (representatives answering on behalf of their home country) in 26 EU Member States, to ascertain the true cost of relying upon traditional adjudicative processes.