Alabama Supreme Court. Alabama Rules for Appellate Mediation. August 2009. This is a comprehensive training manual for the Alabama Appellate Courts Mediation Program. Included in the training manual are slides on the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, appellate mediation time lines and flow charts, mediation forms and applications, and general guidelines for effective mediation. (KFA512 A43 2004)
Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution
Eileen L. Harris, Executive Director
PO Box 5042
Montgomery, AL 36103-5042
Center for Dispute Resolution : A comprehensive Web site that includes information about mediation for the public, a roster, legislation, training and employment opportunities for neutrals, executive orders, standards, codes of ethics for mediators, Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution information, state agency task force materials, ADR conference calendar and links, brochures, Uniform Mediation Act information, and news.
Alaska Dispute Settlement Association (ADSA)
P.O. Box 242922
Anchorage, AK 99524-2922
ADSA is a membership organization for those interested in conflict resolution. The site contains membership information, news, an online discussion forum, resource library, directory of mediators, calendar, and links.
The Alaska Court System provides information about mediation in Alaska. This site includes consumer information, a link to state bar resources, and downloadable court publications.
Mediation; Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and the Alaska Court System , December 1999. This online booklet includes ADR issues for lawyers and clients to discuss, definitions, how to get a case to mediation, how to locate and select a mediator, procedures, lawyer’s role, cost, confidentiality, plus information about early neutral evaluation and settlement conferences. Links and descriptions of Alaska programs and national ADR organizations are included.
A Consumer Guide to Selecting a Mediator (June 1999). A Spanish version is available.
Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Alaska Court System, December 1997. This lengthy report includes summaries of state and federal programs, information on how cases are referred, qualifications of neutrals, funding, and proposals from the Alaska Judicial Council.
Resolving Disputes Locally: A Statewide Report and Directory , April 1993. A “comprehensive overview of dispute resolution organizations functioning throughout rural Alaska in early 1993,” this report includes a history of tribal dispute resolution, directory, explanation of the interaction between state and tribal courts, and Alaska Judicial Council recommendations. Executive Summary (August 1992). Resolving Disputes Locally: Alternatives for Rural Alaska (August 1992).
Superior Court of Maricopa County: Includes general information and FAQs about the services provided by the Arizona Superior Court ADR office and court-connected ADR programs.
Arkansas Judiciary, Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission: General information about the Arkansas Judiciary Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission and contains links to the Arkansas Judiciary and ADR legislation. The site also provides information for mediators about training, qualifications, certification, conduct guidelines, and disciplinary procedures. A description and roster for the Arkansas Access and Visitation Family Mediation Program is posted. The Arkansas Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission publishes an Alternative Dispute Resolution Program Directory, a resource guide containing information about ADR programs. (KFA4160.3 A86 2004)
Los Angeles Superior Court : Includes definitions and descriptions of processes, referrals, and fee information.
San Diego Superior Court : Includes information about the Civil Mediation Program, a mediator search and mediator complaint procedure.
San Francisco Superior Court ADR Program: This site contains fee and program information.
San Mateo County Superior Court Appropriate Dispute Resolution pages: Forms, guidelines, evaluations, and other information.
California Courts Self-Help Center : Family Court Services Programs provide links to mediation services.
Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento Family Court Services has a guide to the services it offers, including family mediation.
4th Judicial District: See the Office of Dispute Resolution.
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch: State judicial administration page contains information about Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation.
(202) 879-4619 Fax
Superior Court of the District of Columbia Multi-Door Courthouse Division: Contains staff directory, procedural information, description of services offered, forms, and FAQs with details about how disputants can use the Multi-Door Courthouse.
The Superior Court’s ADR page includes forms, contacts, civil rules, ADR choices, and other related information
Links to Florida ADR offices and programs from the state judicial administration page.
State ADR Office : Extensive resource on Georgia ADR statewide, including list of programs, roster, training, guidelines, ethics, long-range plan, and state statutes and rules.
Hawaii’s Center for ADR : Site includes advantages of ADR, brochures, standards, annual report, how to select a mediator, and list of dispute resolution centers.
Administrative Director of the Courts
Supreme Court Building
451 West State Street
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0101
(208) 947-7590 Fax
A roster of mediators is available
Resolution Systems Institute(formerly the Center for Analysis of ADR Systems)
Susan M. Yates , Executive Director11 East Adams Street, Suite 500Chicago, IL 60603-6302(312) 922-6475, ext. 45( 312) 922-6463 Fax
Resolution Systems Institute:
Excellent site with information about ADR in Illinois and across the country. Includes searchable database of rules, abstracted journal articles, legislation, cases, etc.
The main site contains ADR rules and a list of registered mediators. The Commission for Continuing Legal Education is an Indiana Supreme Court agency that houses ADR programs as well as all other CLE/training for the state.
Counsel to the Chief JusticeDirector of the ADR Grant FundIowa Judicial Branch Building1111 E. Court AvenueDes Moines, IA 50319(515) 281-8205 (515) 281-3043 Fax
Frequently Asked Questions: Mediation: Includes contact information and links to the Supreme Court of Iowa Web site.
Kansas Office of Judicial AdministrationArt Thompson, Dispute Resolution Coordinator 301 W. Tenth Street, Room 337Topeka, KS 66612-1507(785) 291-3748(785) 291-3067 Fax
includes downloadable mediator application packet, rules, grant announcements, youth handbook, calendar of training opportunities, and FAQs.
Carol Paisley , Manager, Alternative Dispute Resolution ServicesKentucky Administrative Office of the Courts100 Millcreek ParkFrankfort, KY 40601Phone: (502) 573-2350, ext. 50713Fax: (502) 573-1663
Kentucky Court of Justice Pretrial Services
Link to the Supreme Court of Kentucky Web site contains general information and contact information for mediation programs.
Louisiana recently started an appellate mediation pilot project. For information please contact Chief Judge Burrell J. Carter at (225) 222-4171, Judge Page McClendon at (985) 624-3310, or Clerk of Court Chris Crow at (225) 342-1500.
The ADR Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association maintains a list of mediators in the state. The association’s number is (504) 566-1600.
State of Maine Judicial Branch, Alternative Dispute Resolution: Information about ADR including FAQs, contact information, and a directory of ADR neutrals on the superior court roster.
Jonathan S. Rosenthal, Executive Director Maryland Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission900 Commerce RoadAnnapolis, MD 21401(410) 260-1676(410) 260-3536 Fax email@example.com
Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO): Excellent site with rules, commission information, contacts, press releases, final draft of the commission’s Practical Action Plan, forms, Fiscal Year 2004 Annual Report and more.
Susan M. Jeghelian, Executive DirectorMassachusetts Office of Public Collaboration (MOPC)100 Morrissey Blvd.McCormack Bldg. 1st Floor, Room 627Boston, MA 02125(617) 287-4040(617) 287-4049 Fax
Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration: Provides information about MOPC and lists services available.
Community Dispute Resolution Program: This site, part of the state Michigan Supreme Court’s programming, offers an overview of the mediation process, plus information about mediation of specific types of disputes (special education, ADA, agriculture), contacts, and links.
The Minnesota Supreme Court site provides a roster of civil and family mediators. The ADR site now includes links to applications, training course certification, and Rule 114.
Charelene Berquist, Director Center for Dispute ResolutionMissouri State University901 S. NationalSpringfield MO 65897(417) 836-8831(417) 836-8288CDR@MissouriState.edu
Homepage for the Nebraska Supreme Court Office of Dispute Resolution
: This site contains information about the Office of Dispute Resolution, ADR training, contact information for mediation centers, and links to other ADR sites.
Molly J. Brown, Esq
ADR CoordinatorCircuit Court Administrative Office45 Chenell Drive, Suite 2Concord, NH 03301-8541(603) 271-6418
Alternative Dispute Resolution
: The state of New Hampshire Judicial Branch Web site contains information about mediation and contact information. Among the programs are Probate, Civil, and Marital; each has a program description, court rules, and roster online.
Court Services Division
offers “complementary dispute resolution,” or CDR, which is akin to ADR. Site describes programs, contacts, structure, definitions, and bar involvement information.
Statewide Mediation Program
: Information about mediation from the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts.
Marsha Lichtenstein, President
Higher Ground Mediation and Conflict Resolution
518 Richmond Dr. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
The New Mexico Court of Appeals Pilot Settlement Conference Procedures site contains FAQs and the order implementing appellate mediation in New Mexico.
Mark Collins Assistant State CoordinatorCommunity Dispute Resolution Centers Program98 Niver StreetCohoes, NY 12047(518) 238-4355(518) 238-0186 Fax
New York State Unified Court System State Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs : Site lists programs, mediators, training schedule, office contacts, links, and several downloadable publications, including annual reports, reporting templates, and newsletters.
NC Judicial Center901 Corporate Center DriveRaleigh, NC 27601 Leslie.C.Ratliff@aoc.nccourts.org
Dispute Resolution Commission :
Site contains information about the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission and its programs, including the Mediated Settlement Conference Program for superior court civil actions; Family Financial Settlement Program; and Pre-litigation Farm Nuisance Program. Rules, forms, certification, roster of mediators, news, standards of conduct, pilot sites, history, 2005-2006 Fiscal Year Report, and statistics are all available online.
Alternative Dispute Resolution in North Dakota: Web site for the Supreme Court of North Dakota includes link to a statewide ADR neutral roster.
Supreme Court Dispute Resolution Office
This site contains links to the Supreme Court Committee on Dispute Resolution; information about meetings, training, and special events; rules and legislation; an agreement to mediate; contacts; models of funding for Ohio DR programs; reports; and project descriptions. Very comprehensive site, useful for researchers, courts, and the general public.
The Hamilton County Municipal Court Mediation Service
Here one will find information about criminal, small claims, training, and general information about mediation.
Alternative Dispute Resolution System of Oklahoma: One can access copies of the ADR office’s comprehensive annual reports, which include programs, statistics, training information, contacts, and a link to enabling legislation.
Oregon Dispute Resolution Commission : Includes information and facts about ODRC and links to its programs, including the Community Dispute Resolution Program and the Court Referred Mediation Program. Clearinghouse links to information about training, the Uniform Mediation Act, glossary, organizations, business and commercial dispute resolution programs, and guide to selecting a mediator.
Anne T. Panfil,CounselSupreme Court of PennsylvaniaCriminal Procedural Rules CommitteePennsylvania Judicial Center601 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 6200PO Box 62365Harrisburg, PA 17106-2635(717) 231-9521 Fax
Rhode Island Appellate Mediation Program : Link to the Rhode Island Judiciary Web site containing information about the Appellate Mediation Program.
The South Carolina Bar has added a Public Services Counsel to its staff to assist the Supreme Court’s Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution (Commission) and Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification (Board) with the administration of court-annexed ADR programs in the current pilot counties, and ultimately in all counties, in South Carolina. Their website includes forms, training requirements, rules, FAQs, and links.
The Tennessee Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission’s brochure, newsletter, training schedule (including online seminars), and general commission information.
The Administrative Office of the Courts has a web page with information about Rule 31 mediators, including qualifications, approved trainers, CLE schedule, application and renewal forms, newsletter, court rules, ethics opinions, and a roster searchable by county and case type.
The University of Texas School of Law Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution
The State Bar of Texas Alternative Dispute Resolution Section includes the ADR Section Council’s “Report of the Advisory Committee on Court Annexed Mediations” (rev’d. March 12, 1999).
Information about court-annexed ADR, including mediation for child welfare, victim-offender, co-parenting, appellate, and probate, plus a roster of mediators.
Honorable Amy DavenportChair, Vermont Family Court Mediation Oversight Committee
Vermont Supreme Court109 State StreetMontpelier, VT 05609-0701
Vermont’s Family Court Mediation Program
ADR Washington: A Directory of ADR Professionals
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Worker’s Compensation Mediation Program: Link provides background information, including brief statistics, report, and forms.
Family Court-Ordered Mediation program includes roster, application to be on roster, and sliding scale for fees. Contacts are Debbie Moore or Joan Mullins, (304) 558- 0145 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medical Mediation Panels: This site includes case filings and settlements and background information about early neutral evaluation of medical malpractice cases in Wisconsin.