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How the Feds Might Fund Mediation

Heather Scheiwe Kulp, March 21st, 2011

As state politicians argue over budget cuts, innovative programs are often the first to go. Mediation is no exception.

Santa Barbara’s 30-year-old landlord-tenant mediation program was threatened when the City Council couldn’t figure out how to fund (more…)

VP Joe Biden: Honoring a Solemn Duty to Provide Access to Justice by Supporting Foreclosure Mediation

Heather Scheiwe Kulp, November 22nd, 2010

On Friday, United States Vice President Joe Biden announced fresh support for foreclosure mediation programs.

The official plan flows from recent work of the Department of Justice’s Access to Justice Initiative, which focuses on increasing lower and middle class citizens’ ability to understand and effectively employ the law to protect their rights.

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Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Act and Foreclosure Mediation

Heather Scheiwe Kulp, October 8th, 2010

The recent debacle over H.R. 3808, the Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Act (IRNA), should raise major questions for the foreclosure mediation community. The bill posed questions not only about the role of documents and authentication within the mediation context, but some questioned whether the mediation programs should continue at all, as banks around the country halted foreclosures.

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