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 Practical Technology Tools for Mediators and Dispute Resolution Pro...

October 22 & 29 and November 12 & 19 20148pm EDT

Learn what you need to know to take your practice to the next level using user-friendly technology tools!

Practical Technology Tools is an experiential course designed to introduce affordable and accessible online dispute resolution (ODR) technology to the practice of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).  Instructors Daniel Rainey and Larry Bridgesmith are world-renowned experts and have taught ADR courses for over a combined 30 years.
Participants will engage in four real-time lectures and discussions over a five-week period, with forums, wikis, directional study, and instructor guidance.  Real-time lectures will take place Wednesday nights at 8pm EDT on October 22 & 29 and November 12 &19, 2014. All live classes are recorded for future viewing.
Skills Targeted by the Course:

  • Understanding and Assessing Technology: learn about available tools, including client intake and narrative, live communication, document review and storage, brainstorming, and agreement development, drafting, and execution 
  • Digital Case Management: assess and apply case management skills to information and communication technologies (ICTs)
  • Third Party Skills: anticipate and prepare for how clients will react and learn to use new platforms and technology tools
  • Ethical Evaluation: analyze and adapt mediation and legal ethics to the use of ICT
  • Technology Integration: dissecting the practicalities of maintaining a face-to-face dispute resolution practice while integrating technology and/or creating your own virtual ADR practice

Price: $195


About the instructors:

Dr. Rainey is one of the leading ODR educators and practitioners in the world. Working with the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, he was one of the first instructors to teach a university ODR course, and has since developed graduate level ODR courses for several universities and dispute resolution centers. He has designed ADR and ODR systems for numerous organizations. He is a Fellow of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution, a delegate at the UNCITRAL Working Group III on ODR, co-Editor-In-Chief of the International Journal of Online Dispute Resolution, and co-author and editor of the definitive ODR source book, ODR Theory and Practice. 

Dr. Bridgesmith brings more than 30 years of experience in dispute resolution and innovative workplace strategies. He specializes in practical, legal and  academic "best practices" in dispute resolution.  He was the founding executive director, a senior fellow and an associate professor at the Institute for Conflict Management at Lipscomb University, which provides practical dispute resolution instruction at the graduate level.  Larry is the co-founder and Chief Relationship Officer for ERM Solutions, which provides technology tools to assist lawyers in adopting legal project management (LPM) methodologies in their practices. He practices of counsel with Bone McAllester Norton and teaches mediation, negotiation and legal project management at Vanderbilt University School of Law.  Larry is a frequent speaker on Law Firm Efficiency and spoke at ReinventLaw in London in 2013. 

Launched in the Summer of 2013, the 
Center for Innovative Justice and Technology is an initiative of the Internet Bar Organization. The Center’s mission is to improve access to justice through knowledge-sharing, challenging conventional notions of the law, and by exploring how technology can impact and improve global justice.  We provide cutting-edgecourses, news and conversations on the latest developments and technologies in the legal and dispute resolution fields.


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