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Articulated Purposes and Objectives for Foreclosure Mediation Programs

Heather Scheiwe Kulp, September 6th, 2011

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…)

Budget Squeezes, Access to Justice, and Creative Solutions

Heather Scheiwe Kulp, June 7th, 2011

While money gets tighter, more people want access to the court system.

For instance, in Oneida County, Wisconsin, case filings in 2002 were at 8,535 per year. In 2006, that number increased to 9,629. Now, court personnel say that (more…)

Foreclosure Mediation Comes to Bankruptcy Court?

Heather Scheiwe Kulp, April 6th, 2011

The end of March marked the end of two madnesses: Connecticut’s journey to the championship and a foreclosure mitigation bill’s journey through the Senate Judiciary Committee. But the journey is over in only one court.

On March 31, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the first federal bill (more…)

Youth Diversion Programs Receive National Support

Heather Scheiwe Kulp, February 17th, 2011

At the American Bar Association’s Mid-Year meeting, the delegates adopted Resolution 107B, which urges governments to support the creation of programs that divert alleged juvenile offenders into alternative dispute resolution systems. These systems, including peer courts, victim-offender mediation, restorative justice conferences, truancy mediation, and community mentoring/service, not only work to keep youth out of jails, but can also prevent (more…)