August 1, 2014
Authorities Crack Down on Foreclosure Rescue Scams - As our Kane, Lake and Winnebago Foreclosure Mediation Programs are now fully operational, we're focused on getting the word out about these great services. However, in the midst of foreclosure scammers, it can be difficult to gain trust. We're excited about the crack down on such scams through "Operation Mis-Modification." Find out more in Shawn Davis' blog post.
July 28, 2014
Facebook's Self-Guided Dispute Resolution System - Facebook's new conflict resolution system seeks to enable users to resolve on their own issues with embarrassing photos and the like. This model, which hinges on self-assessment, could have implications for court ADR systems. Read Mary Novak's post for more information and to share your thoughts about Facebook's approach.
July 10, 2014
July Court ADR Connection - This month's Court ADR Connection features elder and guardianship mediation recommendations, a roundup of recent RSI blog posts, and findings from a patent appeals case that likened mediator neutrality to judicial impartiality. Read it all here.
July 7, 2014
One-Day Divorce in San Diego Court - Susan Yates shared her reaction to San Diego's one-day divorce. Read her post and let us know what you think of this approach.
July 1, 2014
Values and Interests Revealed in Detroit “Grand Bargain” - Mary Novak blogged about Detroit bankruptcy mediation’s emerging “Grand Bargain” and how the proposed mediated bargain seeks to avoid winners and losers among parties. RSI is interested to see how this situation plays out.
June 18, 2014
Foreclosure's Sunk-Cost Bias Trap - In thinking about how the sunk-cost bias affects our work in foreclosure mediation, Shawn Davis shared her thoughts in a recent post to RSI's Just Court ADR blog. Give it a read and share your thoughts about helping parties to focus on the present.
June 16, 2014
Regulating Mediation: Less Can Be More - In her blog post, Jennifer Shack explores the possibility that we could be harming mediation through over-regulation. The idea comes from the article, "Where Mediation Is Concerned, Sometimes ‘There Ought Not To Be a Law!’”