Foreclosure mediation and mitigation programs began appearing in local, state, and national contexts in response to the foreclosure crisis. As the crisis persists, more states have adopted or are looking to adopt such programs as a way to ensure borrowers (more…)
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Here is a list of the new, abstracted resources that have been added to CourtADR.org, RSI’s national resource center, in the past few weeks. These are just a few of the over 4,000 resources available on CourtADR.org. 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…)
Proof that foreclosure mediation can be applied in a variety of settings: the Illinois Supreme Court recently approved local court rules for foreclosure mediation programs to begin in Peoria County, Illinois, and Madison County, Illinois.
I suspect that every state that has successful court ADR programs has a Judge Agnew. He is the judge who championed ADR when people were still confusing mediation and arbitration. He led by example, experimenting with ADR in his own jurisdiction, and led by persuasion, convincing other judges to give ADR a try in their jurisdictions. He led on a statewide level, working inside the structure of the courts and bar associations. He used the standing and relationships he had developed through years of dedicated service, to promote a new way to serve those who turn to the courts for justice, while also meeting the needs of the lawyers, judges and court personnel who work within the justice system every day.
Yesterday RSI honored the Honorable Harris H. Agnew, former Chief Judge of the 17th Judicial Circuit, based in Rockford, Illinois for his decades of tireless work to expand and enhance the use of court ADR (more…)