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American Law Institute Paths to a Better Way Study records


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In 1986, the American Law Institute (ALI) began a study, at the suggestion of Chief Justice Warren Burger, to examine the cost, volume, and delay caused by civil litigation in order to provide alternative paths to conflict resolution. Work on the project continued through 1988, generating a number of reports and working papers.

The "Paths to a Better Way" Study Records, 1986-1988, include administrative records, reports, letters, and other records related to the project, which studied ways of resolving civil disputes other than litigation.

First shipment received from the American Law Institute in 1995.

An item-level container list is available offline in spreadsheet form.

Preliminary container list prepared by Melissa Backes, 1995-2005.

Processed and encoded by Jordon Steele, May 2008.


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