Retired Judge, and current Mediator and Trainer, Alternative Dispute Resolution Center, Rome
Judge Marinari, now retired, has served as a judge for over 30 years in Italy. From 1978 to 1993, he presided over both criminal and civil cases in several courts. After serving as a judge on the Pisa High Court (1996-1999 and 2001-2004), he became a judge on the Court of Appeal of Milan (2004-2008); and from 2008-2010, he was president of the Montepulciano Court. He also worked in a variety of capacities with the Department of International Relations in the Ministry of Justice, including serving as Chief of Cabinet for the Undersecretary of State. Judge Marinari co-founded and is former president of the steering committee of the first Italian court-based mediation system in Milan.
He has taught several courses on criminal procedure, administrative law, comparative law, and mediation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for judges, lawyers, and university students. He teaches not only in university settings, but also in programs for judges and lawyers, including those managed by the Italian High Council of Judiciary; and he also has been an official speaker in many conferences on the same issues. He has written or edited more than 50 juridical articles and books on various subjects, including ADR.