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Guide to the Private Adjudication Center Records, 1982-1992

Abstract

The Private Adjudication Center is an independent corporation founded by the Board of Trustees of Duke University and was attached to the School of Law. School of Law Professor Paul Carrington served on the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, from 1983-2003, as Executive Director in 1988, President from 1989-1994, and Chair of Board, 1995-2002.

The materials include correspondence between PAC representatives throughout the United States and in various foreign countries as well as minutes, reports, proposals, and other materials. There are a few case files within this collection.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Private Adjudication Center.
Title
Private Adjudication Center records 1982-1992
Language of Material
English
Extent
9 Linear Feet, 6000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection contains the charter and by-laws of PAC, correspondence, memoranda, annual reports, responses to requests for proposals for dispute resolution, informational books and brochures, grant applications, minutes of the PAC Board and other records concerning the establishment, promotion, funding, and operation of the Center. Also included is material concerning other dispute resolution centers, the National Institute for Dispute Resolution, the legal status of arbitration, and the relation of resolution centers to the courts. Material ranges in date from 1982-1992.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

Portions of these materials are restricted by donor request.

In off-site storage; 48 hours notice required for retrieval.

warning Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence1982-
Box 1
Charter and Bylaws
Box 1
Minutes
Box 1
Director's Correspondence
Box 1
Private Adjudication Center, Inc.1982-1985
Box 1
Private Adjudication Foundation1985-1988
Box 1
PAF - Correspondence to Trustees1989
Box 1
PAF - Correspondence to Corporation1989
Box 1
PAC - Babcock Foundation1985-1989
Box 1
Z. Smith Reynolds1988-1989
Box 1
PAF - Individual Donors1988-1989
Box 1
PAC - Annual Report (Duplicates)1987-1988
Box 1
PAC - Information Booklet1985-1986
Box 1
UNR Claims Resolution Facility Manuals1985-1988
Box 1
PAC - Manville Correspondence1988
Box 1
PAC Grants1988
Box 1
Farm Loans1989-1990
Box 1
PAC - Farmer's Home Administration1988-1989
Box 1
Middle District of North Carolina Rules Committee1984
Box 1
Federal Arbitration Rules Research Committee1987-1988
Box 1
Unfoldered Materials - Minutes, Correspondence, etc.1986-1989
Box 1
Midwest Region Alumni
Box 2
New England Alumni
Box 2
New York Metro Alumni
Box 2
Northeast Region Alumni
Box 2
Alabama
Box 2
Alaska
Box 2
Alberta
Box 2
Arizona
Box 2
Arkansas
Box 2
Belgium
Box 2
Southern California
Box 2
Western Justice Center
Box 2
Northern California
Box 2
Chicago
Box 2
Colorado and Wyoming
Box 2
Connecticut
Box 2
Delaware
Box 2
District of Columbia
Box 2
Florida
Box 2
Georgia
Box 2
Hawaii
Box 2
Idaho
Box 2
Illinois
Box 2
Indiana
Box 2
Iowa
Box 2
Japan (Kansai Region)
Box 2
Southern Japan
Box 2
Kansas
Box 2
Korea
Box 2
Kentucky
Box 2
Louisiana
Box 2
Los Angeles
Box 2
Maritime Provinces
Box 2
Maine
Box 2
Maryland
Box 2
Massachusetts
Box 2
Western Michigan
Box 2
Mideastern Region
Box 2
Minnesota
Box 2
Mississippi
Box 2
Missouri
Box 2
Montana
Box 2
Nebraska
Box 2
New Hampshire
Box 2
Northern New Jersey
Box 2
New Mexico
Box 2
Western New York
Box 2
Eastern New York
Box 2
Southern New York
Box 2
New Zealand
Box 2
United Kingdom
Box 2
Utah
Box 2
Vermont
Box 2
Virginia
Box 2
West Virginia
Box 2
Wisconsin
Box 2
Wyoming
Box 2
International
Box 2
Washington
Box 2
Eastern North Carolina
Box 2
Middle District North Carolina
Box 2
Western North Carolina
Box 2
North Dakota
Box 2
Southern Ohio
Box 2
Central Ohio
Box 2
Northern Ohio
Box 2
Oklahoma
Box 2
Ontario
Box 2
Oregon
Box 2
Western Pennsylvania
Box 2
Eastern Pennsylvania
Box 2
Rhode Island
Box 2
South Carolina
Box 2
South Dakota
Box 2
Switzerland
Box 2
Eastern Tennessee
Box 2
Middle and Western Tennessee
Box 2
West Texas
Box 2
South Texas
Box 2
North Texas
Box 2
Pickett Road Building
Box 2
Literature Regarding Other Centers
Box 2
Meetings1988-1989
Box 2
Correspondence1988-1989
Box 3
Lender-Borrower Program1988
Box 3
Accidents1985-1987
Box 3
Maritime1987-1988
Box 3
Finances1986-1988
Box 3
Fee Dispute Program1988-1989
Box 3
Memorandac. 1983
Box 3
Research1985
Box 3
Exxon1990
Box 3
Report (Update) - Audit1988
Box 3
Fees1988-1989
Box 3
Meeting Minutes, Reports Re: PAC Status / Future1988-1989
Box 3
Rules1988-1989
Box 3
Rosenberg Seminar in Dispute Resolution1985
Box 3
Business (Filings, Acceptances, Trials and Settlements)1988
Box 3
Future Plans1987-1988
Box 3
Foster, "Feasibility Study of Franchising for the Private Adjudication Center" paper1987
Box 3
Report on Review of Financial Statements1986
Box 3
IOLTA (Information on Lawyers' Trust Accounts)1988-19901984-1985
Box 3
Correspondence Re: Publications1989-1990
Box 3
Correspondence Re: Donations1987-1989
Box 3
American Bar Association Retirement Plan Pamphlets
Box 3
Macarthur Foundation Correspondence1988
Box 3
General Financial Correspondence1978-1984
Box 3
Hewlett Foundation Correspondence and 1987 Annual Report1987-1988
Box 3
Kellogg Foundation - Correspondence and Annual Report1988
Box 3
Lilly Endowment Correspondence1988
Box 4
IOLTA (Information on Lawyers' Trust Accounts)1988-19901988-1990
Box 4
IOLTA Grant1986
Box 4
NIDR (National Institute for Dispute Resolution)1983-1984
Box 4
NIDR Innovation Fund1988-1990
Box 4
Babcock Foundation
Box 4
Fletcher Foundation1988
Box 4
Smith-Richardson Foundation1988
Box 4
Founders Campaign - NC Bar Association
Box 4
Court Management Booklet - Johnson Foundation1980
Box 4
Smith-Richardson Grant - Clinical Course1987-1989
Box 4
Robert W. Woodruff Foundation1988
Box 4
Director's Correspondence1988-1989
Box 4
Executive Committee - Agendas and Memos1985-1989
Box 4
Budget, Audit - Correspondence and Reports1986-1987
Box 4
Clients' and Lawyers' Forum1988
Box 5
Toyota Correspondence1985-1989
Box 5
Correspondence RE: PAC Services1988-1989
Box 5
Reports and Financial1991
Box 5
Construction, CIDRS1988-1989
Box 5
Construction Correspondence1988-1989
Box 5
RAND - Arbitration Report1989
Box 5
Judges Correspondence1988-1990
Box 5
Credentials Committee1988
Box 5
McGovern, Francis - Correspondence1988
Box 5
Regional Representatives1988-1989
Box 5
PAC Information Booklets
Box 5
Medical Malpractice Research Project Conference Booklet1989
Box 5
Minutes and Membership of Board1987-1989
Box 5
Private Adjudication Foundation List1989
Box 5
Grants and Financial1989-1990
Box 5
PDC Fundraising1990
Box 5
Financial Reports and Correspondence1992
Box 5
Articles of Incorporation1984-1985
Box 5
Grants and Financial1992
Box 5
Grants and Program Information1990-1991
Box 5
Board of Directors Correspondence1987-1992
Box 5
Annual Report1990-1991
Box 6
Pamphlet: Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation1991
Box 6
Finance1984-1990
Box 6
State Justice Institute Booklet1992
Box 6
Program for Judges - Correspondence1991
Box 6
New Business1988-1989
Box 6
American Arbitration Association1989
Box 6
IOLTA Grant Accounting1991
Box 6
Metzloff - Concept Paper on ADR Strategies1991
Box 6
Insurers1988-1989
Box 6
PAC - Rationale for Support1987
Box 6
Dalkon Shield1988-1991
Box 6
Dalkon Shield1991
Box 6
Civil Rules Council1988-1989
Box 6
Teaching1988-1990
Box 6
State Justice Institute1988-1991
Box 6
American Law Institute (ALI) / American Bar Association (ABA) Program1983-1989
Box 6
ALI / ABA - Annual Report1989
Box 6
PAC Clinic1988
Box 6
Malpractice1989
Box 6
Malpractice Project1988-1989
Box 6
Clients and Lawyers Forum1988-1989
Box 6

Historical Note

On November 4, 1983, the formation of the Private Adjudication Center was authorized by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Duke University as an independent, non-profit corporation. Its purpose was to promote research and development in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution. As recently as 2002, PAC provided education, services, and empirical research in dispute management and resolution to clients across the United States. Duke PAC performed ground-breaking work in the administration of mass tort actions and provided a range of conflict resolution services.

Once affiliated with the School of Law, the Private Adjudication Center ceased to be a working center at Duke University as recently as 2002-2003.

Subject Headings

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Private Adjudication Center Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Private Adjudication Center Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1991, 1993.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Wood, July 2006

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, July 2006

Accessions A91-134, A93-71 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.