Mary Novak joined Resolution Systems Institute (RSI) in 2012 as Resource Center Director. In this role, she gathers, writes and publishes information on RSI’s key online resources: RSI’s Court ADR Resource Center; RSI’s Just Court ADR blog; and RSI’s monthly e-newsletter, Court ADR Connection. She also responds to inquiries concerning court ADR from across the country.
Ms. Novak received her J.D. cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law, where she became active in mediation. Through the Center for Conflict Resolution, she mediated numerous small claims cases. Ms. Novak also served on the school’s Law Review and assisted Prof. Joseph Margulies on the research and editing of his upcoming book.
Ms. Novak had a varied career before coming to RSI and the mediation field. She spent four years teaching in Japan and served a year of AmeriCorps on each coast. She has an M.A. in Arts Management from the University of Oregon, and received her B.A. from the Plan II Liberal Arts Honors Program at the University of Texas.