Dispute System Design

New Hampshire Judicial Branch

The New Hampshire Judicial Branch is dedicated to providing “accessible, prompt, and efficient forums for the fair and independent administration of justice, with respect for the dignity of all we serve.” NHJB has three segments of its court system: the Supreme Court (our appellate-level court for most matters); the Superior Court (which handles all felony […]

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New Hampshire Department of Justice, Charitable Trusts Unit

The New Hampshire Department of Justice’s Charitable Trusts Unit (CTU) was established to protect the public’s interest in the organizations and assets committed to charitable purposes in the state through registration, education, and enforcement. As part of its mission the CTU reviews change-of-control transactions for health care charitable trusts to confirm compliance with statutory requirements.

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Clubhouse

Clubhouse is an audio-first community platform. Users are able to follow clubs of interest (based on topics) and then join live rooms that moderators create. In these rooms, users can either listen to the conversation that is taking place between speakers or raise their hands and be allowed to join the dialogue. Clubhouse is in

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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

The Eastern District of New York (EDNY) is a trial-level federal court that serves Kings, Queens, Richmond, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, with courthouses located in Brooklyn and Central Islip. The EDNY Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Department administers mediation and arbitration services for civil cases filed in the EDNY.  The DSD Clinic will assist the ADR

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Harvard Law School Restorative Justice

Students at Harvard Law School report that classroom conversation on thorny legal, political, and social questions can be strained, or at times hostile, or sometimes non-existent due to a fear (by faculty and students alike) that navigating deep divides in student beliefs is too fraught. Many on campus have expressed a strong desire for a

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U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

The Mediation Program at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York works with approximately 250 volunteer mediators to provide mediation in cases before the court. Currently, most of the mediation docket consists of civil rights cases.   The SDNY mediation program approached HNMCP to explore the viability of a presumptive mediation pilot program for commercial matters at

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St. Louis Mediation Project

The St. Louis Mediation Project (STLMP), a joint endeavor among Washington University Civil Rights & Mediation Clinic, US Arbitration & Mediation, and St. Louis Equal Housing & Opportunity Council, provides free mediation and counseling services to help tenants, homeowners, landlords, lenders, and courts resolve housing disputes in and out of court. In 2020, STLMP responded to

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Alternative 911

The Boston Police Department routinely responds to calls for service involving mental health, homelessness, substance use, traffic incidents, and nonviolent neighborhood or domestic disputes. In the face of nationwide racial disparities in public safety practices, many have advocated for the ability to seek help in addressing these issues without relying entirely on the police. Boston City

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