Archer’s Marie Lihotz was recently featured in the NJ Law Journal article, “’It’s Part of the Judicial System Now’: Retired Judges Say ADR Is Here to Stay.” The article, written by Charles Toutant, is centered around the growth of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). It addresses how the COVID-related backlog and judge shortages have played into the continued demand for the state’s mediators and arbitrators ADR services.
Marie Lihotz provides ADR for Archer’s Voorhees office. In the article, Lihotz acknowledges that mediation has been around for a long time, but lawyers were slow to accept it. She is quoted saying, “People got more accustomed to attending mediation. What the pandemic did was have more and more exposure to mediation, so lawyers are getting better at doing it and participating in it and getting better at getting results by using it.”
Lihotz, among other retired judges quoted throughout the article, say need for mediation and arbitration services is robust and growing. They do not believe ADR providers will take a hit once the court’s backlogs are resolved.
To view a printable PDF of the article, click here.