In the News: WGVU covers MI-Resolve ODR launch in Kent, Ionia, and Newaygo Counties

The Dispute Resolution Center of West Michigan in Grand Rapids now offers online dispute resolution (ODR) and online mediation. These online services, launched May 2020, complement its in-person and phone mediation options. The online program is available free of charge to people who live and work in Kent, Ionia, and Newaygo counties in Michigan.

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In the News: Texas Court’s Resilience comes from Online Access

Farmers Branch Municipal Court in Texas launched its system for online traffic and warrant adjudication in January 2018. Since that time, people have used its online platform to resolve over 5,000 cases.

The platform was invaluable when the court was closed in Spring of 2020. Kevin Barrett, Court Administrator, wrote about the experience in the June 2020 issue of The Scribe, Texas Court Clerks Association Newsletter.

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Michigan’s MI-Resolve ODR an Outside the Box Strategy (Transcript)

May 19, 2020 – Doug Van Epps presented on MI-Resolve ODR at the “Expanding Court Operations II: Outside the Box Strategies.” Van Epps is the Director, Office of Dispute Resolution at the Michigan Supreme Court. Over 2,000 people registered for the event, which was hosted by the National Center for State Courts. Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack moderated the event.

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