From the archive

2020 Spring

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Center for Conflict Resolution

The Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR) provides free mediation services for issues of community concern across the Circuit Court of Cook County, currently handling over 1,500 cases annually with the support of volunteers and staff. In 2017, CCR began accepting referrals to a new pilot mediation program for non-intimate parties’ Stalking/No Contact Order cases. Parties… More

New Hampshire Judicial Branch

The New Hampshire Judicial Branch, Superior Court, manages all cases involving criminal charges filed as felonies. Within the past five years, it has restructured its criminal case management system and strongly encouraged County Attorney and Public Defender offices to implement Early Case Resolution (ECR) programs. ECR is intended to help these offices identify and negotiate… More

Office of Special Counsel

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is an independent federal investigative and prosecutorial agency whose authorities come from four federal statutes: the Civil Service Reform Act, the Whistleblower Protection Act, the Hatch Act, and the Uniformed Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). The Alternative Dispute Resolution Unit’s Mediation Program mediates Prohibited Personnel Practice… More

University of Cincinnati Ombuds Office

The University of Cincinnati (UC) Ombuds Office, celebrating 50 years of continuous operation in 2020, works frequently on cases around evaluative relationships at the university; perceptions of fairness around policy and decision-making; matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and promoting transparent and appropriate communication among parties. As an organizational ombuds office, the UC Ombuds staff… More

Waukegan CUSD #60

Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 is the 11th largest school district in the State of Illinois, serving almost 16,000 students across 22 schools in kindergarten through grade twelve and employing about 1200 teachers. Waukegan CUSD#60 has engaged HNMCP for strategic negotiation guidance as it begins negotiations with the teachers’ union starting this spring and into… More