Center for Conflict Resolution


ODR Articles

Pouring a Little Psychological Cold Water on ODR

(9/12/19)Beth Graham

In her scholarly work, Professor Sternlight looks at the potential good and bad aspects of online dispute resolution (“ODR”).

Online Mediation in Dubai

(9/07/19)Colin Rule

The importance of mediation lies in the fact that it is a confidential process and comes at a low cost as compared to litigation. It focuses on the interests of both parties and is a much less aggressive process than litigation/arbitration thus offering a win-win situation for all parties involved.

India’s Internet Citizens Can Finally Settle Online!

(9/07/19)Jonathan Rodrigues

This millennial generation demands quick, accessible and tech-ridden supply of solutions to all its needs. How, then, does this generation remain indifferent and accommodating of the traditionally inefficient court system?

Do Parties Trust Mediators When They’re Not in the Same Room?

(9/06/19)Jennifer Shack

Trust in an experienced mediator is the same whether a mediation participant interacts with that mediator via video or face-to-face, according to recent research.

Michigan Supreme Court Launches New Online Dispute Resolution Program, MI-Resolve

(8/23/19)Nicole Wilmet

In August, the Michigan Supreme Court launched MI-Resolve, a free online dispute resolution tool.

Educating the Next Generation in Resolving Social Media Disputes

(8/05/19)Gregg Relyea

Educating the next generation about conflict resolution skills--early in life--is essential on many levels.

Revolutionizing Mediation through Technology

(7/30/19)Robert Bergman

In recent years, as the world has migrated toward a reliance on social networks, the internet of things, and digital transactions, disputes have grown exponentially in terms of number and complexity.

Establishing Standards for Online Domestic Relations Mediation

(7/18/19)Jim Melamed

Leading national family mediation organizations, including Mediate.com, have abided by common standards for divorce and family mediation for over two decades. Do these standards need to be updated to address issues of online mediation? If so, how?

Interview with Nancy Welsh: The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(5/26/19)Nancy Welsh

This is an interview with Nancy Welsh, a leading academic in the fields of law and mediation, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.

Comparing Mediation Websites

(5/24/19)Jim Melamed

According to brand new 5/22/19 data from Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediation website, by far!

Expanding Access to Remedies Through E-Court Initiatives

(5/23/19)Beth Graham

Amy J. Schmitz, Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law, has published a timely article titled “Expanding Access to Remedies Through E-Court Initiatives.”

APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR Sponsor National Mediation Policy Act!

(5/17/19)Mediate.com

The APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR have joined Mediate.com's groundbreaking efforts to set America on a better path by sponsoring the "National Mediation Policy Act" (NMPA). The Act declares a national policy favoring voluntary mediation over disputes being litigated, remaining unresolved or resulting in violence.

Pew Charitable Trusts Calls for Standardization of US Court ODR Programs

(3/10/19)Beth Graham

The Pew Charitable Trusts (“Pew”) has reportedly issued a call for the establishment of a national body to standardize online dispute resolution (“ODR”) procedures in civil courts across the United States.

Online Dispute Resolution Moves to the Courts

(1/11/19)Graham Ross

The second half of 2018 has seen a marked increase in conferences including, if not focused solely on, developments in Online Dispute Resolution and online mediation.

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) for Lawyers

(12/21/18)Jim Melamed

This chapter focuses on areas of ODR that are likely to involve attorneys, Attorney involvement in ODR tends to be for more complex and substantial disputes, such as resolving all divorce issues or settling an estate or resolving ongoing business issues. These are areas of “integrative” ODR practice, where there are multiple issues and, commonly, a continuing relationship.

ODR as an Effective Method to Ensure Access to Justice: The Worrying, But Promising Brazilian Case

(9/21/18)Daniel Becker, Andrea Maia

After an introduction to the historical aspects of dispute resolution, this article discusses the relevance of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) methods for a smooth transition to the Internet Age.

Justice

(9/15/18)Colin Rule

As a non-lawyer who teaches in law schools, I have been brought into the “justice” conversation many times. I am asked: How can you be sure your online systems will deliver justice?

Why Labelling and Group Identity Matters in Conflict?

(8/24/18)Ebrahim Patelia

Labels are increasingly being used to leverage support for group identities and ideals.

Leaving Facebook

(7/10/18)Colin Rule

I was a fan of Facebook from my first login. I registered right after it opened to the public in 2006, and I led most of my friends onto the platform. I am now choosing to leave Facebook.

In Isolation Together

(7/02/18)Peter Adler, Nicole Brodie

Ok, we’ve got a problem: Britain has announced a new Minister of Loneliness.

Two Converging Trends

(6/14/18)Peter Adler

Us mediators and consultants try to help people create constructive engagements and dialogues that lead to real problem solving.

ODR for All: Digital Accessibility and Disability Accommodations in Online Dispute Resolution

(5/22/18)David Larson, Lainey Feingold

The promise of online dispute resolution (ODR) depends on accessibility.

Online Dispute Resolution: the “New Normal”

(5/18/18)Marcy Einhorn

It may come as a surprise that online dispute resolution has been around for more than twenty years.

The New Handshake: Using ODR to Create Value for Consumers and Businesses

(5/11/18)John Lande

ODR can help address a problem often referred to as “access to justice” (A2J).

Social Media-tion: A Bridge for Young Mediators to Enter--and Re-Define--The Profession?

(4/05/18)Gregg Relyea

For years, a gap has existed between mediation training of young students and entry into the field as professional mediators.

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