Thursday, December 30, 2004

Judge’s Contact with ADR Firm Required Judge’s Disqualification

Florida ADR firms that discuss possible employment or affiliation as a dispute resolution neutral with a judge prior to that judge’s actually leaving the bench need to be mindful of the consequences for the judge while she or he is still actively presiding over cases as this article in the Metropolitan News-Enterprise illustrates. What impact, if any, might this have on Florida’s senior judges who mediate or those judges who are about to retire and plan to mediate?

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