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The Covid-19 Pandemic has accelerated the use of technology by forcing many private and public businesses and institutions to move online. The world’s legal and business leaders are now looking more than ever to the field of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) for alternative and efficient dispute resolution procedures.

ODR is considered a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) that uses technology in an attempt to resolve disputes in a faster and more efficient way. This seminar will look at how technology has been used to improve the delivery of ADR services. It will also introduce the participants to a variety of Online Dispute Resolution tools and show them in action through hands-on examples.

Seminar guest speaker

Colin Rule has worked in the dispute resolution field for 25 years as a mediator, trainer, and consultant. He is currently Co-Chair of the Advisory Board at the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution at UMass-Amherst, and is a Lecturer-in-Law at the Gould Center for Conflict Resolution at Stanford Law School.

Colin Rule is President and CEO of In 2011 Colin co-founded, an Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) provider based in Silicon Valley, which was acquired by Tyler Technologies in 2017. From 2017 to 2020 Colin served as Vice President of ODR at Tyler. From 2003 to 2011 Colin was Director of ODR for eBay and PayPal.

Note: This seminar will be delivered live online via Zoom.

Course Number: LAW-80007
Credit: 0.00 unit(s)