​This area provides resources for state courts. Here you’ll find ideas and practical information that will help you to BEGIN, ENHANCE or EXPAND court-connected ADR programs. The “tools” include guides and manuals, checklists, sample forms, procedures, policies, innovations, best practices, and more!


“One Size Does Not Fit All”

New Mexico is a diverse state with limited resources. There is no need for courts to “reinvent the wheel” when starting a new service or program, but there is a need to tailor programs and services to fit the specific needs of the community that the court serves. This toolbox supports local court initiatives by providing resources that can be easily modified. Use the Toolbox as a springboard for learning and discovering what will work best for your court.

A Quick Start Guide for Courts

This Guide provides a brief overview for courts to assist in the development of a mediation service or program. This overview is a reference tool, designed to illustrate a few options for constructing a court-connected service, and is not intended as an exclusive or exhaustive plan. The Guide provides a starting point from which to build, and is (or will be) linked to a library of materials, including sample brochures, forms & documents, guidelines, specific techniques, a list of court ADR experts available to assist, and other useful reference sources.

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