Shawn Davis joined Resolution Systems Institute (RSI) in July 2013 as Director of Foreclosure Mediation. Ms. Davis serves as RSI’s resident foreclosure mediation specialist and works to help design, implement and conduct foreclosure mediation incubation programs. Ms. Davis received a J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law and a Master’s of Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. During law school, she worked as a small claims court mediator and was a member of Pepperdine’s moot court and negotiation competition teams. After graduation, Ms. Davis worked as an alternative dispute resolution research associate for Professor Thomas Stipanowich, contributing to research for his article on creating an Arbitration Fairness Index published in the Kansas Law Review.
Connecticut Evaluates Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program(03/13/15)
In October 2014, the Connecticut Judicial Branch released an evaluation of its Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program. The Connecticut study evaluates six years of foreclosure mediation program data, dating from the program’s inception in 2008. As RSI prepares the first evaluation of Illinois’ six foreclosure mediation incubation programs, the earliest of which began accepting cases in December 2013, it’s interesting to review Connecticut’s data and how the program has evolved over time.
Mediation Program Outreach: Reflecting on What Works(02/20/15)
RSI started running three foreclosure mediation programs in 2014, which means we’ve spent a lot of time over the last year thinking about how to make mediation services more accessible and increase program usage rates. Such issues can be a challenge and often require creativity, especially with limited resources. Here’s what we’ve learned.
Authorities Crack Down on Foreclosure Rescue Scams with “Operation Mis-Modification”(08/01/14)
Recently, the foreclosure mediation team at RSI has been thinking a lot about foreclosure scams and mortgage modification fraud. Now that we’ve launched foreclosure mediation programs in Lake, Kane and Winnebago Counties here in Illinois, we’ve been focusing on how to provide quality housing counseling and mediation services and get the word out to the public that these services exist.