The Florida Supreme Court issued an order Monday, December 19, 2011, terminating the mandatory mediation program it created in 2009 as an emergency measure to deal with the foreclosure flood in Florida. While individual circuits can create localized mediation programs or refer foreclosures cases to mediation on a case-by-case basis, and some programs commit to […]
The foreclosure crisis is real, and it is not dissipating anytime soon. So why would a borrower advocate undermine a process meant to facilitate resolutions? State and local governments seek creative ways to resolve the crisis. Some have looked to mediation and its rich history of providing a forum to disputing parties – including parties […]
Child Protection Mediation is a growing area of ADR with a track record of positive effects for families brought into the child welfare system. Now, new comprehensive guidelines have been created to help programs ensure that they abide by best practices. The draft Guidelines for Child Protection Mediation were developed by the Child Welfare Collaborative […]
RSI’s foreclosure mediation expert, Heather Scheiwe Kulp, put together a report on the number of mediations being conducted by court foreclosure mediation programs around the country. She calculated these numbers using all the public statistics she could find on the programs.
Last month RSI’s Heather Scheiwe Kulp blogged about the need for courts to find creative solutions to the problems of increasing caseloads, increasing numbers of self-represented litigants and dwindling resources to handle it all. As if in answer, an article showed up in RSI inboxes last week that addressed these very issues.