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.

Cover of the Michigan Justice for All Task Force Strategic Plan and Inventory Report
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The Task Force’s vision is for a civil justice system that is:

  • Welcoming
  • Understandable
  • Collaborative
  • Adaptive
  • Trusted

And achieving that vision depends on four strategic pillars. The third pillar relates to online dispute resolution.

People can get what they need when they need it to resolve their problems: a spectrum of
easy-to-access affordable legal resources to match individual needs is available to everyone.”

Michigan Justice for All Task Force: Strategic Plan and Inventory

The report mentions MI-Resolve, the online dispute resolution system in use at seventeen Community Dispute Resolution centers across Michigan. It relates to some of the outcome metrics for this third strategic pillar, notably:

The report mentions MI-Resolve, the online dispute resolution (ODR) system in use at seventeen Community Dispute Resolution centers across Michigan. The report notes opportunities to increase awareness of ODR can address gaps in access.

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