Wissler will be involved in a roundtable discussion during "Codifying Mediation 2.0," the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution Symposium 2010. The participants will discuss issues related to court-ordered and judicial mediation, including the extent to which courts should compel participation in mediation and how that required participation is defined; the appropriateness of mediation by the judge assigned a case for trial; the authority of the court to compel payment of mediators; and the regulation of private mediators who receive court or public agency referrals.
The symposium also will address whether these issues should be addressed by amending the rules of civil procedure or existing statutes, such as the Federal Dispute Resolution Act or the Uniform Mediation Act.
To read more about the symposium, click here.Wissler conducts empirical research on mediation, arbitration, and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes. Her research and writing address various policy issues relating to ADR and examine the factors that contribute to the use and effectiveness of ADR processes. Wissler's other research interests include alternate compensation systems and decision making concerning liability and damages in civil cases.