Welcome to RSI's Resource Center, the most comprehensive and respected source of information on court ADR available anywhere. In the Resource Center you will find a wide variety of information on different aspects of court ADR. If you used RSI's CourtADR.org website in the past, you will find all that information, and more, here.
If you are new to the world of court ADR or are looking to expand your understanding of court ADR, check out our Court ADR Basics pages. You will learn more about the various types of alternative dispute resolution available.
On our Court ADR Across Illinois page, you will find a comprehensive reference for information on court ADR in both the state and federal courts of Illinois.
If you are outside of Illinois or curious about what court ADR looks like in all the U.S. states, head over to our Court ADR Across the US page, where you will find a comprehensive collection of court ADR resources for state and federal courts throughout the country. Resources are organized into state compilation pages, to give you an overview of the court ADR system in each state.
Are you looking to delve further into various topics related to court ADR including program or practitioner questions? Then head over to our Special Topics pages where you will find further resources and in-depth examinations on various aspects of court ADR.
Are you looking for a way to obtain quality data about your court ADR program? If so, look no further than our Model Surveys. Working together with a committee of national experts and the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, we created a series of surveys that allow courts to collect data from parties, attorneys and mediators about the quality and outcome of mediation. The surveys also include a guide on the best way to use and adapt them.
If you are looking for a way to assess and strengthen the skills of mediators in your program, we suggest you look at our Model Tools for Mediator Peer Review.
RSI wrote the book on how to design, manage, and evaluate successful court ADR programs, "Guide to Program Success". If you are responsible for a court ADR program or are looking to design a new court ADR program, this step-by-step guide is what you need .
Are you looking for reliable research on whether court mediation really saves time and money, and whether participants experience procedural justice? Then head over to our Mediation Efficacy Studies page. Our Director of Research Jennifer Shack brought her extensive experience studying court ADR to curate, categorize, and summarize reliablle studies on court ADR and present their findings.
Last but not least, take time to explore our Research Library where you will find an extensive annotated collection of court ADR resources, such as articles, studies, court rules, statutes and court forms. The resources included in the Research Library also include abstracts to give an overview of what is included in each resource. The Research Library database can be searched in many ways, including by practice area, ADR process, topics covered and resource type. Searches can be further refined by country, state and court type.