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Introducing the Child Protection Mediation Special Topic

Just Court ADR, November 18th, 2020

RSI is pleased to introduce a new Special Topic to its collection. RSI’s Special Topics delve into various topics related to court ADR. Written by Director of Research Jennifer Shack, Associate Director Eric Slepak-Cherney and Program Manager Kevin Malone, the Child Protection Mediation Special Topic, explores the unique world of child protection mediation.

Child protection mediation is not like mediation in other contexts and its makeup and goals change as a case moves through different phases, from intake through the permanent placement of the child. This Special Topic explains the context within which mediation operates, provides evidence-based guidance on program design and implementation and summarizes the research on the effectiveness of child protection mediation. This Special Topic is available to view online and is also available for download.

RSI Executive Director Susan Yates Receives ADR Professional of the Year Award

Just Court ADR, October 16th, 2020

RSI’s Executive Director Susan Yates has been awarded the ADR Professional of the Year Award by the Association for Conflict Resolution Chicago Chapter. Last night, during the Chapter’s celebration of International Conflict Resolution Day, Susan was recognized for her commitment and contributions to the alternative dispute resolution community, both in Chicago and across the nation. The award celebrates Susan’s talent and skill in helping parties resolve their disputes outside the courtroom and her dedication to teaching improved mediation effectiveness.

Congratulations Susan!

Susan Yates to Speak at ACR Chicago Conflict Resolution Day

Just Court ADR, October 15th, 2020

UPDATED: This event has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 22, 2020. The event is free and attendees are asked to register here.

Tonight ACR Chicago will be hosting a virtual program featuring RSI Executive Director Susan Yates as the keynote speaker presenting on the future of ODR and ADR neutrals.

There will also be participants from various ADR organizations who will be sharing about how their organization has transitioned and responded to the pandemic.

Farewell Michelle and Oladeji!

Just Court ADR, August 6th, 2020

It is with bittersweet emotions that we announce the departure of our summer Resource Center Intern Michelle Hunt and our PILI Fellow Oladeji Tiamiyu. This summer, Michelle worked with RSI’s Resource Center Director Nicole Wilmet and explored topics like diversity and inclusion and restorative justice, while Oladeji worked with Associate Director Eric Slepak-Cherney on online dispute resolution projects. We thank Michelle and Oladeji for all of their hard work this summer and wish them all the best in their future endeavors.

ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Fellowship Program Accepting Applications

Just Court ADR, July 30th, 2020

The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution is currently accepting applications for its Fellowship program. The program provides Fellows with opportunities to gain experience within the Section and helps Fellows advance their careers and growth within the dispute resolution field. The Fellowship program is initially a one-year commitment with an option to continue for a second year. Those interested in applying should submit their materials by August 16, 2020.