MI Supreme Court Announces Groundbreaking Online Mediation Program

August 16, 2019 | News

The Michigan Supreme Court recently announced the availability of MI-Resolve, an online service that provides an efficient and affordable way of resolving disputes that are typically filed as small claims, general civil, or landlord-tenant cases in the district court. Initially available in 17 counties, the online service is one of the first of its kind in the nation. Through MI-Resolve, parties can resolve their disputes online with or without the help of a trained neutral person, known as a mediator.

“Making court services more accessible means opening both real and virtual courtroom doors,” said Chief Justice Bridget M. McCormack. “With the help of groundbreaking services such as MI-Resolve, Michigan is a national leader in boosting access to justice online.”

Around the world, online dispute resolution is growing in popularity and is seen as a key to increasing access to court services. Michigan’s pilot project is expected to expand statewide in the near future. Learn more…