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Foreclosure Mediation Programs Reflect and Refine

Just Court ADR, April 22nd, 2014

Foreclosure mediation programs can now be found all over the country. Models vary widely, both in their rules and procedures and in terms of the populations they serve. Most programs were started as a response to the mortgage foreclosure crisis and some programs have been around for a number of years now. While it’s often argued that the worst of the housing crisis is behind us and that foreclosure mediation programs are no longer necessary, new studies are revealing that the need is there, that programs can be effective, and that there are lessons to be learned in terms of how programs can maximize results.

Maine is one state evaluating its foreclosure response and concluding that foreclosure mediation is having a positive impact. (more…)

Requiring Court ADR Programs to Provide Interpreters: Increasing Access to Justice, and Costs

Just Court ADR, August 19th, 2011

This month’s “Be Neutral” newsletter from the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution highlighted the Georgia Supreme Court’s revised rule on providing interpreter services for people with limited English proficiency. The rule now requires the court to provide free access to interpreters for all court-managed functions, including court alternative dispute resolution programs. (more…)

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