Sat with a bunch of law librarians at the ATJ conference. Without prompting, Rita Dermody, Director of King County's, asked "when are you going to revise the ADR deskbook?" All were adamant that it gets used and a revision would be welcome. Here's Rita's statistics on checkouts of the ADR deskbook in King County:
Here are the use statistics for our copies of the ADR Deskbook. We have two each in Kent and
Seattle. One copy is on reserve, the other copy may be checked out. Total use
since 2003 when we started keeping these statistics is 142 checkouts or passed
out over the counter. About one third of the time, the book was checked out of
They also reported that a high proportion of law library users are pro se 75-85% (though most checkouts are by lawyers).
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