The 14A District Court located in Washtenaw County, Michigan has achieved an access to justice milestone: over 3,000 cases resolved online with Matterhorn since 2014.
Pioneers in Court-Connected Online Dispute Resolution
The 14A District Court was one of the first courts in the nation to provide court-connected online dispute resolution (ODR).
The court launched ODR for traffic cases in May 2014. Since that time, the court has expanded their platform to include other case types: Warrants and Pleas in 2017 and Driving While License Suspended tickets in Fall 2018.
Congratulations to Chief Judge Richard E. Conlin, Judge Kirk W. Tabbey, Judge J. Cedric Simpson, Magistrate Elisha V. Fink, Court Administrator Robert Ciolek, Deputy Court Administrator Lisa Fusik, and the entire staff of the 14A District Court for their efforts to extend access to justice in Washtenaw County.
14A District Court ODR Webinar
Furthermore, Judge Kirk W. Tabbey presented the experience of the court, the motivation for the ODR system, and outcomes during a webinar on Friday, February 8. He also shared his perspective and lessons learned since launch of the court’s ODR platform in 2014. View the 14A ODR webinar.