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Originally published in the JAMS ADR Blog

JAMS neutral Alan Perkins doesn’t believe haranguing litigants helps to resolve disputes. Perkins has noted a slight change in the way attorneys treat him as a private neutral.

Nader says, “Some mediators, to their fault, force the mediation to be much longer than necessary, but not Judge Perkins”

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