Professor Tania Sourdin (B.A., LL.B., Grad. Dip. Leg. Prac., LL.M., Ph.D.) is the Foundation Chair and Director of the Australian Centre for Court and Justice System Innovation (ACCJSI) at Monash University in Australia. Tania has previously been the Director of Conflict Resolution Centres a tLa Trobe University and the University of Queensland. She wrote the National Mediator Accreditation Standards, has led numerous national research projects and produced important recommendations for court and non adversarial justice reform. She has worked extensively in the Asian Pacific region, the Middle East and North America. She has worked specifically in the area of AI and ODR since 2002 and has a number of major research projects in this area.
The Promise and Reality of Online Dispute Resolution in Australia
It is clear that Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) has grown significantly in response to local and international factors within Australia over the past decade. This growth is partly attributable to a healthy Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) environment within Australia. The use of ADR in Australia is widespread and all Courts and Tribunals now have the power to mandatorily refer disputes to ADR processes.