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On the Air: MI-Resolve launches in the UP

May 20, 2020 – Marquette, Michigan. Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack spoke with Walt Lindala of Marquette County’s Sunny 101.9 about the launch of the online dispute resolution platform for Marquette and Alger Counties in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

The interview on WQKS-FM

The Chief Justice described the online dispute resolution service as an alternative to

MI-Resolve is an online dispute resolution platform that allows people to mediate disputes that would otherwise be resolved in courts, with all of the hassle and the time and the inefficiency of that. They can do the same thing on their computer, on their smartphone, with or without the help of a mediator.

It is free, and available to anybody who wants to give it a try.

We are excited to offer this option for people who have disputes they need to resolve and don’t have the time or the ability to get to court to resolve them.

Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack interviewed by WKQS-FM on May 29, 2020

Trained mediators from the Marquette Alger Resolution Service will make themselves available on the platform. The online dispute platform and the community dispute resolution program is supported by the Michigan Supreme Court.

The statewide launch of MI-Resolve was planned well before the recent shelter-in-place that has restricted access to some courts. Additionally, mediation provides a great option for Michigan residents.

People who resolve disputes through mediation are often far more satisfied with that process than they are with the traditional court process.

Chief Justice McCormack interviewed by WKQS-FM on May 29, 2020

Congratulations to the Marquette Alger Resolution Service and the Office of Dispute Resolution at the Michigan Supreme Court for extending access to online dispute resolution free of charge to the Upper Peninsula and across the state.

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