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    Should Court ADR Programs Evaluate Long Term Outcomes?

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    This webinar is designed to be a practical guide for Court ADR Administrators who are interested in exploring new methods for evaluating court-annexed mediation programs. This Webinar will discuss whether Court ADR Programs should evaluate long-term mediation outcomes, effective and efficient practices for assessing them, and various studies conducted by researchers and court programs regarding long-term outcomes, as well as the results and their implications.

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    Jun 19, 2019

    2019-06-19T13:00:00-04:00 2019-06-19T14:00:00-04:00 Should Court ADR Programs Evaluate Long Term Outcomes?

    This webinar is designed to be a practical guide for Court ADR Administrators who are interested in exploring new methods for evaluating court-annexed mediation programs. This Webinar will discuss whether Court ADR Programs should evaluate long-term mediation outcomes, effective and efficient practices for assessing them, and various studies conducted by researchers and court programs regarding long-term outcomes, as well as the results and their implications.

    Speakers

    Jennifer Shack

    Resolution Systems Institute

    Jennifer Shack has been Director of Research at Resolution SystemsInstitute since 2000. In this role, she conducts complex evaluations ofcourt-based mediation programs and researches the effectiveness of mediation incourt settings.  As part of RSI’s effortsto help courts to monitor the functioning of their mediation programs, she hasdesigned data collection systems that are in use around Illinois, as well as inother states. This includes the cloud-based case management and monitoringsystem used by the Attorney General-funded foreclosure mediation programs. Shehas also designed an evaluation system for Minnesota’s Bureau of MediationServices.

    Program evaluation is Ms. Shack’s passion. During her time at RSI,she has evaluated the performance of six foreclosure mediation programs inIllinois, conducted comprehensive evaluations of Child Protection Mediation programsand studied numerous others, both federal and state. More broadly, Ms. Shackhas led a committee to develop model evaluation forms for civil case mediationprograms and sat on the American Bar Association Section of Dispute ResolutionResearch Task Force.  Over the pastdecade, she has presented on program monitoring and evaluation at numerousconferences. 

    Pamela Struss


    Born in Baton Rouge, LA and moved to Dallas Texas at age 7. Grew up in the Lake Highlands area and was raised by grandparents. Graduated from Lake Highlands High School, University of Texas Arlington-BA Poli Sci, George Mason University-MS Conflict Analysis and Resolution and NOVA Southeastern University-PHD Conflict Analysis and Resolution. 

    Married to Richard Struss since 1980, have two daughters and one granddaughter. Worked initially for Dallas County Community Supervision and Corrections as a Criminal Court Officer. Appointed to numerous boards and commissions in Duncanville, TX and Prince William County. 

    Certified mediator by the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of VA in the General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations court, certified mentor, and certified trainer.

    Robyn Weinstein

    Eastern District of New York
    Robyn Weinstein is currently the ADR Administrator at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.  Prior to her current role, Ms. Weinstein served as a fellow at the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she currently serves as an adjunct professor of mediation and negotiation.  Previously, Ms. Weinstein served as the program director for the Los Angeles office of Arts Arbitration and Mediation Services at California Lawyers for the Arts and as an adjunct clinical professor of mediation at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine School of Law. In 2015, Ms. Weinstein was the president of the Southern California Mediation Association. Throughout her career, Ms. Weinstein has mediated a wide range of state and federal matters including employment discrimination, wage and hour, commercial, real estate, and family disputes. 

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