1. For all court annexed mediators (like my friends on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals) check out RSI's new Court ADR Resource Center
2. Mediation and personal injury cases: where do we go from here? - an interesting look back and forward by Ontario silk, Paul M. Iacono.
3. And new at Mediation World;
>Take a look at the African Initiative for Mediation and their June Newsletter focusing on mediation of environmental disputes
> Alternative Dispute Resolution Policy Statements prepared by each of the civil litigating components in the Department of Justice - these documents have been provided to all staff attorneys in the Department of Justice who handle civil litigation, and are being published to make clear the Department's commitment to greater use of alternative dispute resolution.
This document makes available all of the Department's ADR case selection criteria relating to the government's voluntary participation in ADR - and HEY buddy! read my lips "Nothing in these Guidance documents shall be construed to create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity, by a party against the United States, its agencies, its officers or any other person"