ADR

State Links

Alabama

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

Judith M. Keegan , Esq., Director
415 Dexter Avenue
P.O. Box 671
Montgomery, AL 36101
(334) 269-0409
(334) 261-6312 fax
judy.keegan@alabar.org
 

 

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

Alaska Dispute Settlement Association (ADSA)
P.O. Box 242922
Anchorage, AK  99524-2922
(907) 258-0624 

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).

Arizona

Emelda Dailey
Alternative Dispute Resolution Program Coordinator
Superior Court of Arizona
Downtown Justice Center
620 W. Jackson St. Suite 3076
Phoenix, AZ 85003
(602) 506-7884
(602) 506-5836 Fax

kphilips@superiorcourt.maricopa.gov:

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

 

Jennifer Jones Taylor
ADR Coordinator
Arkansas ADR Commission
Justice Building
625 Marshall Street, Suite 1100
Little Rock, AR 72201-1020
(501) 682-9400
(501) 682-9410 Fax
jennifer.taylor@arkansas.gov 

 

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)

California

Judicial Council of California
Administrative Office of the Courts
Ronald G. Overholt 
Interim Administrative Director of the Courts
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102-3688
(415) 865-4235
(415) 865-7664 Fax
ron.overholt@jud.ca.gov


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.  

Colorado

Colorado Judicial Department
Office of Dispute Resolution
Cynthia Savage , Director
1301 Pennsylvania Street, Suite 110
Denver, CO  80203-2416
(303) 837-3672
(303) 837-2340 Fax

4th Judicial District: See the Office of Dispute Resolution.

Connecticut

Roberta Palmer
ADR Program Manager
Superior Court Operations
Court Operations Unit
225 Spring Street
Wethersfield, CT  06109
(860) 263-2734
roberta.palmer@jud.ct.gov

State of Connecticut Judicial Branch: State judicial administration page contains information about Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation.

DC

Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Multi-Door Courthouse Division
Jeannie Adams, Director
515 5th St, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 879-1549

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.

Delaware

Margaret Derrickson
ADR Director
Superior Court of Delaware
38 The Green
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 739-8431 

The Superior Court’s ADR page includes forms, contacts, civil rules, ADR choices, and other related information

Florida

Florida Dispute Resolution Center
Janice M. Fleischer, Director
Office of the State Courts Administrator 
Supreme Court Building
500 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL  32399-1905
(850) 921-2910
(850) 922-9290 fax
fleischerj@flcourts.org

Links to Florida ADR offices and programs from the state judicial administration page.

Georgia

Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution
Shinji Morokuma, Esq., Director
244 Washington Street SW, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA  30334-5900
(404-463-3788)
(404-463-3790) Fax
gaodr@godr.org

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

The Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution
Elizabeth Kent
Ali`iolani Hale
417 South King Street, Room 207
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 539-4238
(808) 539-4416 Fax
Elizabeth.R.Kent@courts.state.hi.us
 

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.

Idaho

Susie Headlee

Administrative Director of the Courts
Supreme Court Building
451 West State Street
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID  83720-0101
(208) 334-2246
(208) 947-7590 Fax
 

A roster of mediators is available

Illinois

Anthony F. Trapani
Staff Attorney
Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts
840 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL  62704
(217) 785-2125
(217) 557-9748 Fax 

Resolution Systems Institute
(formerly the Center for Analysis of ADR Systems)
Susan M. Yates , Executive Director
11 East Adams Street, Suite 500
Chicago, 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. 

Indiana

Julia Orzeske
Executive Director
Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education
30 S. Meridian St., Ste. 950
Indianapolis, IN  46204
(317) 232-1943
(317) 233-6112 (TDD)
(317) 232-1442 Fax
 

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.

Iowa

Rebecca Colton
Counsel to the Chief Justice
Director of the ADR
Grant Fund
Iowa Judicial Branch Building
1111 E. Court Avenue
Des 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

Kansas Office of Judicial Administration
Art Thompson, Dispute Resolution Coordinator
301 W. Tenth Street, Room 337
Topeka, KS 66612-1507
(785) 291-3748
(785) 291-3067 Fax
 

Web site includes downloadable mediator application packet, rules, grant announcements, youth handbook, calendar of training opportunities, and FAQs.

Kentucky

Carol Paisley , Manager, Alternative Dispute Resolution Services
Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts
100 Millcreek Park
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2350, ext. 50713
Fax:  (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

Timothy F. Averill
Judicial Administrator
Supreme Court of Louisiana
400 Royal Street, Suite 1190
New Orleans, LA 70130-8101
(504) 310-2550

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.

Maine

Diane E. Kenty
CADRES Director
Judicial Branch
P.O. Box 4820
Portland, ME 04112-4820
(207) 822-0719

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.

Maryland

Rachel Wohl, Executive Director
Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office
903 Commerce Road
Annapolis, MD  21401
(410) 260-3540 

Jonathan S. Rosenthal, Executive Director
Maryland Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission
900 Commerce Road
Annapolis, MD  21401
(410) 260-1676
(410) 260-3536 Fax
jonathan.rosenthal@mdcourts.gov


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.  

Massachusetts

Timothy M. Linnehan ,Esq.
Administrative Attorney/ADR Coordinator
Administrative Office of the Trial Courts
Two Center Plaza, Room 540
Boston, MA  02108
(617) 742-8383 ext. 372


Susan M. Jeghelian, Executive Director
Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration (MOPC)
100 Morrissey Blvd.
McCormack Bldg. 1st Floor, Room 627
Boston, MA 02125
(617) 287-4040
(617) 287-4049 Fax 

Massachusetts Office of Public CollaborationProvides information about MOPC and lists services available.

Michigan

Doug Van Epps , Director
Office of Dispute Resolution
Michigan State Court Administrative Office
309 N. Washington Square
P.O. Box 30048
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-4839
(517) 373-5748 Fax
 

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. 

Minnesota

Andrea Niemi , Chair
ADR Ethics Board
Supreme Court of Minnesota
120 Minnesota Judicial Center
25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 297-7590
(651) 297-1173 Fax
aniemi@njklawyers.com

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.

Mississippi

Mr. Kevin Lackey
Director
Administrative Office of the Courts
P.O. Box 117
Jackson, MS  39205-0117
(601) 576-4636
(601) 576-4639 Fax

Missouri

Charelene Berquist, Director
Center for Dispute Resolution
Missouri State University
901 S. National
Springfield MO 65897
(417) 836-8831
(417) 836-8288
CDR@MissouriState.edu

Montana

Ed Smith
Clerk of the Supreme Court
Justice Building
P.O. Box 203003
Helena, MT  59620-3003
(406) 444-3858
(406) 444-5705 Fax

Nebraska

Debora Brownyard , Director
Nebraska Office of Dispute Resolution
Administrative Office of the Courts/Probation
521 So. 14th Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 98910
Lincoln, NE 68509-8910
(402) 471-2766
(402) 471-3071 Fax

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.

Nevada

Chris A. Beecroft, Jr.
ADR Commissioner
330 S 3rd Street # 1060
Las Vegas, NV 89101-6032
(702) 671-4493

New Hampshire

Molly J. Brown, Esq
ADR Coordinator
Circuit Court Administrative Office
45 Chenell Drive, Suite 2
Concord, 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.

New Jersey

Leigh Eastty
Manager, Special Programs Unit
Administrative Office of the Courts
Hughes Justice Complex
P.O. Box 988
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 984-2172
(609) 633-7142

Kathleen Gaskill
Coordinator
CDR Program Operations
Administrative Office of the Courts
Hughes Justice Complex
P.O. Box 988
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 984-2337
(609) 633-7142 Fax
 


The
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.

New Mexico

Marsha Lichtenstein, President
Higher Ground Mediation and Conflict Resolution
518 Richmond Dr. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 264-2314
info@highergroundmediation.net

The New Mexico Court of Appeals Pilot Settlement Conference Procedures site contains FAQs and the order implementing appellate mediation in New Mexico.

New York

Daniel Weitz
State ADR Coordinator
New York State Unified Court System
25 Beaver Street, Room 855
New York, NY 10004
(212) 428-2863
(212) 428-2696 Fax

Mark Collins
Assistant State Coordinator
Community Dispute Resolution Centers Program
98 Niver Street
Cohoes, 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.

North Carolina

Leslie Ratliff
Executive Secretary
Mailing Address:
State of North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission
P.O. Box 2448
Raleigh, NC  27602      
(919) 890-1415
(919) 890-1935 Fax 

Office Address:
NC Judicial Center
901 Corporate Center Drive
Raleigh, 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.

North Dakota

Christine Hogan
Executive Director
State Bar Association of North Dakota
P.O. Box 2136
Bismarck, ND  58502
(701) 255-1404

(701) 224-1621 Fax
  

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution in North DakotaWeb site for the Supreme Court of North Dakota includes link to a statewide ADR neutral roster.

Ohio

Jacqueline C. Hagerott
Manager, Dispute Resolution Section
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 South Front Street, 6th Floor
Colombus, Ohio 43215-3431
(614) 387-9420
(614) 387-9359 Fax
Jacqueline.hagerott@sc.ohio.gov

 

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.  

Oklahoma

Sue D. Tate
ADR System Director
2100 N. Lincoln Blvd., Suite 3
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 556-9873
(877) 521-6677 Fax
sue.tate@oscn.net

 

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

Mike Niemeyer , ADR Coordinator
Oregon Department of Justice
1162 Court Street NE,
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 947-4570
(503) 378-6829 Fax

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.

Pennsylvania

Karla M. Schultz , Esq.
Counsel
Civil Procedural Rules Committee
Pennsylvania Judicial Center
601 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 6200
PO Box 62365
Harrisburg, PA 17106-2635
(717) 231-9555
(717) 231-9526 Fax
civilrules@pacourt.gov

 

Anne T. Panfil,Counsel
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Criminal Procedural Rules Committee
Pennsylvania Judicial Center
601 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 6200
PO Box 62365
Harrisburg, PA 17106-2635
(717) 231-9521 Fax
 

Rhode Island

J. Joseph Baxter
State Court Administrator
Supreme Court of Rhode Island
250 Benefit Street
Providence, RI  02903
(401) 222-3263
(401) 222-4224 Fax
 

 

Rhode Island Appellate Mediation Program : Link to the Rhode Island Judiciary Web site containing information about the Appellate Mediation Program. 

South Carolina

The Hon. William L. Howard Sr.
Chair, Comission on Alternative Dispute Resolution
28 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401

(843) 724-6600
(843) 724-6600 Fax

bhoward@ycrlaw.com  

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.

South Dakota

Patricia Duggan
State Court Administrator
Unified Judicial System
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 773-3474
(605) 773-8437 Fax

Tennessee

Hayden D. Lait, Esq.
Chair, Tennessee ADR Comission
Nashville City Center, Suite 600
511 Union Street
Nashville, TN 37243-0607
(615) 741-2687
(615) 741-6285 Fax
 

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.

Texas

Susan Schultz
Program Director
Center for Public Policy on Dispute Resolution
University of Texas School of Law
727 E. Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX  78705
(512) 471-3507
(512) 232-1191 Fax
sschultz@law.utexas.edu

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).

Utah

Nini Rich
Director of ADR
Administrative Office of the Courts
P.O. Box 140241
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-0241
(801) 578-3982
(801) 578-3843 Fax
 

Information about court-annexed ADR, including mediation for child welfare, victim-offender, co-parenting, appellate, and probate, plus a roster of mediators.

Vermont

Robert Greemore
Court Administrator
State of Vermont
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-0701
(802) 828-3278
(802) 828-3457 Fax
bob.greemore@state.vt.us
 

Honorable Amy Davenport
Chair, Vermont Family Court Mediation Oversight Committee

Vermont Supreme Court
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-0701
 

Vermont’s Family Court Mediation Program

Virginia

Dispute Resolution Services
Supreme Court of Virginia
100 North 9th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Paul F. Delosh, Director
(804) 786-1730
pdelosh@courts.state.va.us
Sally P. Campbell, Dispute Resolution Services Manager
(804) 371-6063
(804) 786-4542 Fax
 
spcampbell@courts.state.va.us
 
The Supreme Court of Virginia’s
Dispute Resolution Services: This site contains extensive information about ADR in Virginia, including the Resolutions Quarterly newsletter, a searchable list of certified mediators by specialty and certification, consumer guides, forms, training information, standards, ethics, visitation mediation, links to organizations, and unauthorized practice of law guidelines.

Washington

Mr. Jeff E. Hall
State Court Administrator
Administrative Office of the Courts
1206 Quince Street SE
P.O. Box 41170
Olympia, Washington 98504-1170
(360) 357-2131
(360) 357-2127 Fax
jeff.hall@courts.wa.gov

West Virginia

Pepper Flenner
Program Coordinator of Family Court Services
Building 1, Room E-100
1900 Kanawha Boulevard E.
Charleston, WV 25309
(304) 558-0145
(304) 558-5881 Fax
Pepper.flenner@courtswv.gov
 

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 mullinj@mail.wvnet.edu.

Wisconsin

Randy Sproule
Medical Mediation Panels Administrator
110 E. Main Street, Room 320
Madison, WI 53703-3356
(608) 266-7711
(608) 261-2532 Fax
 

Medical Mediation Panels: This site includes case filings and settlements and background information about early neutral evaluation of medical malpractice cases in Wisconsin.

Wyoming

Joann Odendahl
Court Administrator
Supreme Court Building
2301 Capital Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-7678
(307) 777-3447 Fax
jodendahl@courts.state.wy.us