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Jessica Glowinski, September 29th, 2011

Here is a list of some of the articles that have been added to, RSI’s national court ADR resource center, in the past few weeks. They cover a wide variety of topics related to court ADR. The links go to full abstracts and publication information on

These are just a few of the over 4,000 resources available on 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! (more…)

Participate in the “Future of Court ADR” Webcast

Jessica Glowinski, September 15th, 2011

RSI invites you to participate in a free webcast of an upcoming conference, The Future of Court ADR: Mediation and Beyond, on Friday, September 23. Practitioners, policymakers and academics with backgrounds in family and civil ADR will come together to learn, to discuss potential cross-pollination and collaboration between these traditionally disconnected groups, and to develop recommendations moving forward. We want you to be a part of that discussion. (more…)

Requiring Court ADR Programs to Provide Interpreters: Increasing Access to Justice, and Costs

Jessica Glowinski, August 19th, 2011

This month’s “Be Neutral” newsletter from the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution highlighted the Georgia Supreme Court’s revised rule on providing interpreter services for people with limited English proficiency. The rule now requires the court to provide free access to interpreters for all court-managed functions, including court alternative dispute resolution programs. (more…)

New RSI Report on Foreclosure Mediations Conducted Per Month

Jessica Glowinski, August 18th, 2011

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. (more…)

Suing for the Right to Victim-Offender Mediation

Jessica Glowinski, July 20th, 2011

A fascinating story came out of Texas this week (via the Courthouse News Service, BBC and The New York Times, among others) about the victim of a shooting spree who is seeking a stay of execution for his attacker. Among his reasons for doing so is that he wants the chance to sit down at a mediation table with the attacker and talk about the crime that ties them together. (more…)