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.
RSI wrote the book on how to design, manage and evaluate successful court ADR programs: "RSI's Guide to Court ADR 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. RSI Director of Research Jennifer Shack brought her extensive experience studying court ADR to curate, categorize and summarize reliable studies on court ADR and present their findings.
Need 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.
And if you need 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.
Are you new to the world of court ADR, or are you looking to expand your understanding of court ADR? Check out our Court ADR Basics pages. There, you will learn more about the various types of alternative dispute resolution available.
For those who would like to delve further into various topics related to court ADR including program or practitioner questions, head over to our Special Topics pages, where you will find further resources and in-depth examinations on various aspects of court ADR.
Finally, if you have a question about mediation or ODR that you need answered, reach out to us! We would love to connect and will do our best to help you.