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Family Justice Initiative

CCJ and COSCA Release Guiding Principles for Post-Pandemic Court Technology

Maddie Hosack
Courts across the country have made giant strides in the use of technology in the wake of COVID-19. The Conference of Chief Justices and Conference of State Court Administrators are urging state court officials to continue this momentum, and they have recommended six principles related to courts’ use of technology...

NCSC 2020 Trends in State Courts Highlights the Family Justice Initiative

Maddie Hosack
​Last month, the National Center for State Courts released their 2020 Trends in State Courts, which includes discussion of the Family Justice Initiative and its Principles for Family Justice Reform. The principles emphasize problem solving and cooperation between parties—especially when children are involved.

Netflix's Marriage Story Depicts Real-Life Adversarial Divorce Process

Maddie Hosack
The critically acclaimed Netflix movie depicts a couple who decides to end their marriage. Although dramatized, the movie portrays several realities of the traditional divorce process—and highlights where alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation could provide a more collaborative forum for resolving...