ODR Webinar Series
Monthly Conversations with ODR Field Leaders
For Premium and Featured Members

Mediate.com Premium and Featured Members are also now notifed of International Council for Online Dispute Resolution (ICODR) monthly webinars.  These ICODR webinars feature online dispute resolution (ODR) leaders from around the world and commonly take place the first Thursday of each month.  Mediate.com sends members information about how to login to ICODR monthly webinars by email in advance of each session.  

Sample Recorded ODR Webinars

  • Ethan Katsh
    Ethan KatshProfessor Ethan Katsh is the director of the Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution and Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies at the University of Massachusetts. Along with Janet Rifkin, he wrote the first book on ODR, Online Dispute Resolution: Resolving Disputes in Cyerspace (2001).  Professor Katsh is a graduate ofthe Yale Law School and was one ofthe first legal scholars to recognize the impact new information technologies would have on law. He is one of the founders of the field of ODR and author of two books on law and technology, Law in a Digital World (Oxford University Press, 1995) and The Electronic Media and the Transformation of Law (Oxford University Press, 1989). He is currently consultant on online dispute resolution to two federal agencies. Professor Katsh has chairedthe InternationalForums on Online Dispute Resolution, held in Geneva in 2002 and 2003, Melbourne in 2004, Cairo in 2006, Liverpool in 2007, Hong Kong in 2007, Victoria (Canada) in 2008, Haifa, Israel inJune 2009, Buenos Aires in 2010 and Chennai (India) in February 2011. He has been Visiting Professor of Law and Cyberspace at Brandeis University, is on the Board of Advisors ofthe Democracy Design Workshop, the legal advisory board of the In Sites E-governance and Civic Engagement Project, the Board of Editors of Conflict Resolution Quarterly, and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.Professor Katsh received the Chancellor’s Medal and gave the campus Distinguished Faculty Lecture in October 2006.
     
  • Alberto Elisavetsky
    Alberto ElisavetskyDr. Elisavetsky is the Founder & Director of Online Dispute Resolution Latinoamerica (odrla), Director of the Conflict Observatory of the National University Tres de Febrero - Argentina, Member of the Center for New Technologies Applied to Dispute Resolution in the United States. (NCTDR), Executive President of e-MARC World Remote Congress in Spanish on Appropriate Methods of Conflict Resolution, Member of the Scientific & Computer Committee of the Master in Conflict Resolution of the Degli Studi Di Padova Italy, Co-Director of the Mediation Program in the Educational Field University of Las Palmas de la Gran Canaria, General Director of Virtual Events, interactive distance education services, Creator & Technological Director Simediar, simulation project of distance mediations,
     
  • Amy Schmitz
    Amy SchmitzProfessor Amy Schmitz joined the University of Missouri School of Law and the Center for Dispute Resolution as the Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor of Law in 2016. Previously she was a Professor at the University of Colorado School of Law for over 16 years. Prior to teaching, Professor Schmitz practiced law with large law firms in Seattle and Minneapolis, and served as a law clerk for the U. S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.  Professor Schmitz teaches courses in Contracts, Lawyering, Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), AI, Data Analytics and the Law, Arbitration, International Arbitration, and Consumer Law. She has been heavily involved in ODR teaching and research for a long time and is a Fellow of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution, as well as the Co-Chair of the ABA Technology Committee of the Dispute Resolution Section and the ODR Task Force.  She serves on the Association of American Law Schools Executive Committee on Commercial and Consumer Law, was an External Scientific Fellow of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg, and is a researcher with the ACT Project exploring AI and ODR. Professor Schmitz has published over 50 articles in law journals and books, and a book, The New Handshake: Online Dispute Resolution and the Future of Consumer Protection, with Colin Rule.
     
  • Janet Martinez
    Janet MartinezJanet Martinez is Director, Gould Negotiation and Mediation Program; Director, Gould Alternative Dispute Resolution Research Initiative Janet focuses her research and consulting on the lawyer’s role in negotiation, domestically and internationally; dispute system design; online dispute resolution; facilitation of public disputes, particularly in the fields of international trade and the environment; negotiation and consensus-building training; and negotiation curriculum development for clients in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. In addition to her role as director of the law school’s Gould Negotiation and Mediation Program, Professor Martinez serves on the board of the Consensus Building Institute in Cambridge, Mass., a nonprofit institution whose mission is to improve conflict resolution, and is a consultant at Lax Sebenius, a negotiation consulting firm in Concord, Mass. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 2002, she did research, writing, and teaching in various aspects of negotiation at Harvard University’s graduate schools of business, law, and government, and was previously senior counsel for the McKesson Corporation. With Amsler and Smith, her book Dispute System Design: Preventing, Managing and Resolving Conflict, was published by Stanford University Press, 2020.
     
  • Jean Sternlight
    Jean SternlightProfessor Sternlight is the Michael and Sonja Saltman Professor of Law at the UNLV Boyd School of Law, where she also directs the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution. She received her B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa and High Honors) from Swarthmore College and her J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard University, where she served as editor in chief of the Harvard Civil Liberties - Civil Rights Law Review. Professor Sternlight then clerked for federal judge Marilyn Hall Patel in California and subsequently practiced plaintiff-side employment law in Philadelphia. Professor Sternlight started her academic career at Florida State University School of Law, where she received tenure, and then moved to the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, where she was the John D. Lawson Professor of Law and also a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution. She joined the Boyd faculty in 2003. Sternlight is nationally and internationally recognized for her scholarship and law reform activities in the field of dispute resolution. Her most recent book, Psychology for Lawyers: Understanding the Human Factors in Negotiation, Litigation and Decisionmaking (with Jennifer Robbennolt) was published by the American Bar Association in 2012. She has also co-authored texts on alternative dispute resolution, arbitration, and mediation, and has published numerous articles in many journals including the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Stanford Law Review, and Law and Contemporary Problems. She is frequently cited by courts and the press as an expert with respect to "mandatory" arbitration. Professor Sternlight often teaches Civil Procedure/Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Psychology and Lawyering, and other courses in Dispute Resolution. She received the 2015 American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work and the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College of Civil and Trial Mediators.
     
  • David Larson
    David LarsonDavid Allen Larson is a Professor of Law at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law and Senior Fellow at the Dispute Resolution Institute. He has been involved with online dispute resolution (ODR) since 1999, and he is the System Designer helping create an ODR platform for the New York State Unified Court System.  David is the John H. Faricy Jr. Chair for Empirical Studies, and he is a Fellow for both the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution and the American Bar Foundation. He has 60 legal publications and has made 165 professional presentations in ten different countries.  He is Vice-Chair of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and is Co-Chair of the Section’s Technology Committee.  He is Co-Chair of the ABA ODR Standards Task Force and was a member of the ABA E-Commerce and ADR Task Force.  David has been a tenured professor at four different universities, an attorney at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Office of General Counsel where he worked on the proposed ADA regulations and Interpretive Guidance, and practiced with a litigation law firm in Minneapolis.