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.
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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.
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.
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.
(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.
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?
Labels are increasingly being used to leverage support for group identities and ideals.
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.
(7/02/18)Peter Adler, Nicole Brodie
Ok, we’ve got a problem: Britain has announced a new Minister of Loneliness.
Us mediators and consultants try to help people create constructive engagements and dialogues that lead to real problem solving.
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?
(5/22/18)David Larson, Lainey Feingold
The promise of online dispute resolution (ODR) depends on accessibility.
It may come as a surprise that online dispute resolution has been around for more than twenty years.
ODR can help address a problem often referred to as “access to justice” (A2J).
For years, a gap has existed between mediation training of young students and entry into the field as professional mediators.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with John Helie, founder of ConflictNet and co-Founder of Mediate.com, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
The last decade and a half has seen an explosion in communication by every means imaginable other than face to face. For this reason, I believe its points are worth revisiting.
For decades now, small claims courts have been offering a great service to our society. But now that most of us have a smart-phone, they can do an even better job.
Recent events show that our social problems are exacerbated by a wide variety of anti-social media behaviors.
The disruptive force of technology has led to innovative dispute resolution practices
that increase access to justice and also raise new ethical considerations.
Nowadays, there are two recurring questions regarding Artificial Intelligence that are very difficult to be answered: How far will humans interact with machines? And until what point humans can be replaced?
This is an article describing the 2017 Online Dispute Resolution Conference in Paris.
(7/28/17)Justin Kelsey, Julie Tolek
As more services go digital, it is necessary for legal and mediation professional to follow the trend. Clients expect an equal level of convenience and access in purchasing legal and mediation services that is provided in other online services.
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Social media is changing how society behaves at a pace that we just cannot fathom. We have embraced it with open arms, but have we taken three steps back to digest it and understand how societal social skills have been affected?