This Special Topic is meant to be a welcoming resource for anyone working in court ADR and is intended for ADR programs that are just beginning to explore DEI and for ADR programs that have begun to implement DEI efforts. It is not intended to be prescriptive or proscriptive. Readers are encouraged to make use of what is most helpful for their court ADR programs and the individuals involved with them. As with other aspects of court ADR, programs would be well-served by inviting a diverse group of stakeholders to assist with DEI efforts.
This Special Topic differs from most considerations of DEI in that it is framed for court ADR programs. So, for instance, although accessibility is generally viewed as part of DEI, making ADR services fully accessible is often a particular challenge for court ADR programs. Accessibility, therefore, gets specific attention in this Special Topic. The acronym “DEI” as used here should be read to include accessibility.
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Resolution Systems Institute is grateful to the American Arbitration Association – International Centre for Dispute Resolution for their support of it.