May 4-5, 2012
19th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference
4.8 Foreclosure Dispute Resolution 2.0: Planning the Future of House and Home Across the U.S. with Perspective from the Past
Joshua King, Institute for Advanced Mediation & Problem Solving, Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, May 5, 2012 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Dispute resolution programs that address mortgage foreclosures exist in 25 states, including Washington. This interactive workshop, led by foreclosure dispute system designers with national experience, reviews the history, structure variances, recent research, and current status of foreclosure dispute resolution programs throughout the U.S. Participants will glean best practices from lessons learned in other states and will discuss how challenges and successes in other states impact foreclosure dispute resolution in the Northwest.
After graduating from Northwestern University School of Law in 2010, Heather Scheiwe Kulp began a Skadden Fellowship managing Resolution Systems Institute's Statewide Mediation Access Project (SMAP). As RSI's Staff Attorney, Ms. Kulp develops court mediation programs to meet pressing legal needs of low-income Illinois residents. She provides courts and local community organizations assistance with training, goal-setting, design and implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. Ms. Kulp is also analyzing court referral models to develop a replicable framework for other states' court mediation programs. She is also a regular contributor to RSI's blog, Just Court ADR. Prior to law school, Ms. Kulp was Founder and Executive Director of Alive Magazine, a non-profit alternative magazine for teen girls based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a volunteer mediator with the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago and a member of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution.
Joshua King is Attorney-Mediator and Co-Founder of the Institute of Advanced Mediation & Problem Solving (IAM) in Salt Lake City. He earned his law degree from the University of Tulsa and his Masters degree in dispute resolution from Pepperdine University. He also earned a certificate in dispute resolution from the University of Tulsa and a certificate in conflict resolution from the University of Utah. He has mediated and handled various disputes in California and Utah.