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New Resources on CourtADR.org

Jessica Glowinski, July 18th, 2011

Here is a list of the new, abstracted resources that have been added to CourtADR.org, RSI’s national resource center, in the past few weeks. These are just a few of the over 4,000 resources available on CourtADR.org. We are always looking to expand our collection – if you know of any new research, programs, legislation, videos, or other resources, please let us know!

Recommended Resource: Advancing Alternative Dispute Resolution in the New Mexico Judiciary
An evaluation of the court ADR programs available in New Mexico state courts, with recommendations for improving the use and impact of the programs. This is a rare, high-quality analysis of a statewide court ADR system, and other states can use it as a model or utilize its recommendations in their own court ADR systems.

Oregon State Court Administrator Guidelines Relating to Judicial Department, Court-Connected Mediator Qualifications Rules Section 3.2, Basic Mediation Curriculum
Guidelines on the topics that must be covered in a basic mediation training curriculum for court-connected mediators in Oregon

Oregon State Court Administrator Guidelines Relating to Judicial Department, Court-Connected Mediator Qualifications Rules Section 3.3, Domestic Relations Custody and Parenting Mediation Curriculum
Guidelines on the topics that must be covered in a custody and parenting mediation training curriculum for court-connected mediators in Oregon

Philadelphia Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program
The website for Philadelphia’s foreclosure mediation program

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Mortgage Foreclosure Program
The website for the foreclosure mediation program in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

3rd Judicial Circuit of Illinois, Local Rules of Practice, Part 9: Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation
The rules governing the mortgage foreclosure mediation program in Madison County, Illinois

10th Judicial Circuit Administrative Order No. 11-04, Exhibit D: Peoria County Mandatory Residential Foreclosure Mediation Rules
The rules governing the mortgage foreclosure mediation program in Peoria County, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois, Circuit Court Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program Report and Update
A report by the Cook County, Illinois, Circuit Court on the performance of its foreclosure mediation program during its first year

Cook County, Illinois, Marriage and Family Counseling Service Confidential Interview Questionnaire
The questionnaire used by the Cook County Marriage and Family Counseling Service to screen cases prior to mediation

Yolo County, California, Superior Court Local Rule 20.1 – Mandatory Settlement Conferences
The rule governing the court’s Family Law Settlement Program, run in partnership between the court and the local family law bar association

Yolo County, California, Superior Court Local Rules Appendix 4 – Settlement Conference Policy
The policy outlining attendance requirements and other procedures for the court’s settlement conference program

Media Toolkit for Restorative Justice Organizations
A guide published by the European Forum for Restorative Justice for restorative justice organizations on working effectively with the media, civil society organizations and the public to increase awareness and support for their services

Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence (MPME)
A program in Maryland that provides services for mediators in the state to help them develop their mediation skills

National Association for Community Mediation Program Directory
An interactive map on the National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) website that provides contact information for its member community mediation centers throughout the US

National Association of Youth Courts Program Directory
An interactive map of youth court programs in most states in the US

ADR and Unbundled Legal Services: Economic Crisis Creates New Opportunities
An essay suggesting a model of ADR and unbundled legal services, in which an attorney provides assistance before and after an ADR process without filing an appearance in the case, in order to mitigate the pressures of growing caseloads and increasing numbers of self-represented litigants

A Mediator’s Dilemma: Acknowledging or Disregarding Stance Displays
An article discussing mediator strategies for addressing parties’ stances toward the mediation process

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