It is heartening to see that titles of two recent publications include the phrase “lessons learned” as they explore Illinois’ experience with foreclosure mediation. That phrase reflects Resolution Systems Institute’s perspective that we should consistently seek the lessons from current mediation programs to apply to the next ones to be developed. Not surprisingly, RSI staff wrote one of these articles!
These pieces – the one by RSI and the other by the Woodstock Institute – outline four and twelve “lessons learned” respectively. The publications are:
- “Promoting Access to Justice: Applying Lessons Learned from Foreclosure Mediation,” written by RSI’s own Director of Research, Jennifer Shack, and Director of ADR Programs, Hanna Kaufman. It appears in the Spring 2016 edition of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section’s Dispute Resolution Magazine
- “Lessons Learned from the Circuit Court of Cook County Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program,” a study by Spencer M. Cowan, Senior Vice President of the Woodstock Institute. It was published by the Woodstock Institute on May 18, 2016.