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ISBN: 9781552212233-02


Was Lincoln Right?

From: Why Good Lawyers Matter


Examination of why resort to the settlement process occurs more often toward the end of litigation rather than at the beginning.



Augustus Richardson

Augustus M. Richardson, Q.C., is a member of the Ontario (1984) and the Nova Scotia (1990) bars. After almost twenty years practice as a civil litigator he commenced his own practice centred in Halifax as a full time mediator and arbitrator. More recently, he has launched an arbitration/mediation service — ADR Private Court — designed to increase access to justice by providing people and businesses with an alternative to the public court system. He also currently serves as a vice-chair of the Nova Scotia Labour Relations Board, a part-time member of the Public Service Labour Relations Board, and an adjudicator of the Small Claims Court of Nova Scotia. His website is