Our series, My Favorite Resource, features interviews with our court ADR friends across the country to learn about their favorite resource. This month, Resource Center Director Nicole Wilmet spoke with Renee Salmon, Legal Assistant for the Minnesota Judicial Branch Alternative Dispute Resolution Program to learn about her favorite resource.
NW: What is one of your favorite ADR resources?
RS: My favorite resource is the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts website www.afccnet.org.
NW: Why do you value this particular resource?
RS: I value this resource for three reasons:
- The links are almost always up-to-date and relevant. The resources contained on this site involve primarily family law ADR. It is a centralized place to go for guidelines, best practices, news and updates in ADR nationwide.
- You do not have to be a member in order to access the links and resources on this site.
- The resources on this website are applicable and relevant for both the public and ADR professionals.
NW: How did you first learn about resource?
RS: I can’t remember exactly. I believe I stumbled upon it while researching ADR online. I was already familiar with the association, but was not aware of the vast amounts of helpful resources and articles posted on its site.
NW: For those unfamiliar with this resource, what is one part of this resource that you wouldn’t want someone to miss?
RS: The tab on the top of the site called “Resource Center”. You will find relevant and up-to-date practice guidelines and standards and resources for both ADR professionals and families in one spot. I have this site in my favorites to refer to when gaining understanding all the flavors of ADR processes used in family law nationwide.
If you have a favorite resource you would like to share, please reach out to our Resource Center Director and Court ADR Connection Editor, Nicole Wilmet at firstname.lastname@example.org!