Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Legal Accents, Legal Borrowing



I just received a review copy of James Nolan's "Legal Accents, Legal Borrowing: The International Problem-Solving Court Movement." Over the years, Nolan has been a (mostly) critical observer of our work, so I don't expect this new book to read like a mash note to the Center for Court Innovation. Still, based on a quick skim of the contents, I think the book tells an interesting, and mostly under-reported, story: the growing interest overseas in adapting problem-solving pilots from the U.S. and some of the challenges that inevitably come up in the translation process.