Online Mediation Resolves Disputes Productively, Positively, and Pre-Filing

In case you missed it, Veronica Cravener and Jessica Kavinsky published an article on Mediate.com about online mediation. Their article compares online to other modes of mediation at the Franklin County Municipal Court in Columbus, Ohio. We share some highlights here. The whole article, Resolving Legal Battles, One Text Message at a Time, is worth a thorough read!

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MI-Resolve in Michigan Justice for All Report

The Michigan Supreme Court’s Justice for All Task Force released its Strategic Plan and Inventory Report. The Task Force report contains an inventory of Michigan’s civil justice system and prioritized next steps to ensure access to justice for all. Michigan’s MI-Resolve online dispute resolution system was mentioned as a milestone and an opportunity in the report.

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ODR in Iowa: Traffic Citations

The Iowa District Court for Carroll County became the first court to launch ODR in Iowa. The court launched an online platform for the public to resolve traffic citations. Congratulations to County Attorney John Werden and the Iowa Supreme Court for leading the way. The court is using Matterhorn ODR to power its platform.

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