Herald of Civil Procedure

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Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Procedure, Law Institute,
Siberian Federal University


Judicial systems of various jurisdictions, faced with the problem of overloaded courts,
including through disputes based on circumstances, the establishment of which or the search
for a causal relationship between which requires the use of knowledge (special) unknown
to judges, they are more or less successfully solve it through the development of conciliation
procedures with the participation of knowledgeable persons. The current Russian procedural
legislation does not provide for such conciliation procedures. In this respect, the experience
developed in France, Italy and the USA is of interest. The reform of conciliation procedures
initiated by the Plenum of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation served as normative
consolidation by the Federal Law of 26 July 2019 No. 197-FZ “On Amendments to Certain
Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation” in the reborn form of the procedure of judicial
conciliation known to the domestic civil procedural legislation of the Russian Empire, the
regulations for which were approved by the Plenum of the Supreme Court of the Russian
Federation on 31 October 2019. Is there a need to introduce conciliation procedures using
special knowledge into Russian civil procedural legislation? Is it possible to use the American,
Italian or French model? This article attempts to answer these two questions.

Keywords: conciliation; mediation; special knowledge; specialist; expert; provision of
evidence; notary.


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Information about the author

A.V. Kovalyova (Krasnoiarsk, Russia) – Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil
Procedure, Law Institute, Siberian Federal University (6 Maerchaka St., Krasnoyarsk,
660075, Russia; e-mail: akov75@mail.ru).

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