ODR and Mediation Chapter
Noam Ebner and Daniel Rainey published a chapter entitled ODR and Mediation in the second edition of Online Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice. Here’s the abstract:
Online mediation had been spreading rapidly as a mode of practice, even before the entire profession shifted online during the COVID-19 era. In this chapter, Ebner and Rainey survey the development of online mediation within the wider context of the growth of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR). The chapter presents a snapshot of the field’s status quo with respect to stakeholders, modes of communication and the technology utilized, and addresses substantive and process issues in online mediation: mediation process models, stages and issues; practitioner skills; professional issues; ethics, and practitioner standards.
NYC ODR Pilot Program for Small Claims Cases
My colleague Amy Schmitz sent this press release about an ODR program launched last month, NYC Civil Court in Manhattan to Launch Online Dispute Resolution Pilot Program for Small Claims Cases.
National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution Webinar on ODR and the Courts
Courtesy of LFOI Leah Wing:
The National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution is hosting a webinar on Online Dispute Resolution and the Courts, with Justice Deno Himonas, Utah Supreme Court and Paul Embley, CIO, The National Center for State Courts.
Topics to explore include:
- USX experience with the Utah court ODR system
- What is the future for Utah ODR, including which case types are next
- What about criminal cases – is there a place for ODR there?
- Does AI have a role in ODR?
- Role of facilitators and how they are different from mediators in ODR
- How does regulatory reform fit in?
The webinar will take place on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 from 1-2 pm EST. Here’s the zoom link.
The recording of this webinar will be posted in the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution video archive.