Resolution Systems Institute, along with the Court Form Advisory Committee has identified good court forms that other courts might want to emulate. The forms, which are listed below, come from state and federal courts. They cover mediation, arbitration, early neutral evaluation, summary jury trials and other processes.
The forms were first selected in 2007 and updated in 2019. (Three are no longer available and thus are the 2007 versions.) The forms are to be used as samples only; the forms may have changed since being selected for this site.
We examined more than a thousand forms to select the ones listed below. In making the decision as to which forms to include, we assumed that they would be used as models that could be adapted to a court's specific context. With this in mind, we selected forms that are written clearly and/or deal with particular issues better than others.
To aid courts in adapting forms for their own use, we created a cover page for each form that discusses what is good about it and what could be improved.
Support and Advice
RSI is grateful to the JAMS Foundation for its generous support of the initial collection and summarization of these court ADR rules. RSI also extends our gratitude to the Advisory Committee for this project, whose advice we greatly value. Any errors are ours, however, and not those of the Foundation or the Committee.
State Courts: Civil Cases - Mediation
State Courts: Civil Cases - Arbitration
State Courts: Family Cases
State Courts: Appellate
Federal Courts: District