ODR goes live in more Michigan counties

Taylor Worsham, writing on July 9, 2020 in The Sault News:

‘The Michigan Supreme Court Office of Dispute Resolution recently announced the availability of its completely free MI-Resolve online dispute resolution tool in Chippewa, Luce and Mackinac counties.

MI-Resolve provides an efficient and accessible way of resolving disputes that are typically filed as small claims, general civil or landlord-tenant cases in the district court. Michigan is the first state to have an online dispute resolution system for every citizen in the state.

“Keeping the virtual doors of justice open to everyone in Michigan has never been more important,” said Chief Justice Bridget M. McCormack. “Confronting the COVID-19 crisis makes closing the justice gap all the more urgent. Opening up online dispute resolution to Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac county residents represents a huge step toward achieving that goal.”’

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