Find Mediators Near You: Podcast Episode 26: Procedural Justice and Data Collection in Court-Connected Mediation with Nancy Welsh

As a mediator, you’ve probably come across the phrase “access to justice” when reading about or listening to discussions of mediation, but are you also familiar with the “procedural justice” aspect of mediation? And for the court-connected mediation programs that you mediate for…Do those programs collect data?

In this episode, Veronica talks with Nancy Welsh–the Frank W. Elliott, Jr. University Professor, Professor of Law and Director of the Dispute Resolution Program at Texas A&M University School of Law–about both procedural justice and data collection in court-connected mediation. 

Questions answered during the episode include:

  • What is procedural justice when it comes to mediation?
  • What is the connection between procedural fairness and self-determination?
  • What can mediators do to help parties share their voice in mediation?
  • How can ODR help support procedural justice in mediation?
  • Why is data collection important for court-connected ADR and what data should be collected?

Links to resources mentioned in the show:

Nancy’s Faculty Profile Page

Aggie Dispute Resolution Program Page

Sampling of Nancy’s Articles:

Do You Believe in Magic?: Self-Determination and Procedural Justice Meet Inequality in Court-Connected Mediation 

But Is It Good: The Need to Measure, Assess, and Report on Court-Connected ADR

Making Deals in Court-Connected Mediation: What’s Justice Got to Do with It?

Bringing Transparency and Accountability (with a Dash of Competition) to Court-Connected Dispute Resolution


Nancy Welsh

Nancy Welsh is a recognized scholar and has been a professor of law for the last 20 years, teaching dispute resolution and procedural law. She has dedicated the better part of her career to the practice, system design and assessment of mediation and other negotiative and conflict management processes, including… MORE >


Veronica Cravener

Veronica Cravener is a mediator and trainer for Mediate to Achieve, LLC, based in Columbus, Ohio, USA.  She has mediated more than 500 disputes across areas such as landlord-tenant, contracts, consumer-business, personal injury, neighbors, individual disputes over money, and post-employment disputes.  She is experienced at mediating by text message in… MORE >

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