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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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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Michigan MI-Resolve ODR featured in The Indiana Lawyer

April 29, 2020 – The Indiana Lawyer profiled experts in online dispute resolution and online mediation. The article, by Olivia Covington, featured experts such as Doug Van Epps, director of the Michigan Court’s Office of Dispute Resolution, and Pew Charitable Trusts’ Erika Rickard. The article also uses Michigan’s MI-Resolve system as a case study showing the benefits.

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