October 29 - 30

ODR Forum 2019

Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

Program Schedule

Monday, 28 October 2019

Afternoon - Plenary Sessions

Time Title Speaker(s)
12:00pm Registration  
1:00pm Welcome & Intro Paul Embley, National Center for State Courts
1:15pm Highlights of a Successful ODR Implementation Heidi Anderson, Utah State Courts
Brody Arishita, Utah State Courts
1:50pm  Court ODR Across Civil Case Types: Franklin County Municipal Court Benchmarks and Metrics Veronica Cravener, Franklin County (Ohio) Municipal Court
Alex Sanchez, Franklin County (Ohio) Municipal Court
2:25pm From the Physical to the Virtual: Resolving Motor Accident Claims Online Joseph Yeo, District Judge, Center for Dispute Resolution, Singapore
2:45pm Break
3:05pm From Idea to Implementation – RFIs, RFPs, and Working with ODR Solution Providers Stacey Marz, Alaska Court System
Michelle Acosta, State of Hawaii Judiciary
Heather Kulp, Judicial Branch, State of New Hampshire
(TBD), Texas
4:05pm Road trip! Impactful structured and visual decision-making for courts planning for online dispute resolution programs Sharon Sturges, Colorado Judicial Branch
Susanne Van de Meer, Sift Visuals
4:40pm ODR as a Public Service: The Access to Justice Driven Canadian Experience Nicolas Vermeys, Cyberjustice Laboratory, Faculty of Law, Université de Montréa
Jean-Francois Roberge, Faculty of Law, Université de Sherbrooke
5:15pm Measuring the Societal Effects of Using Online Dispute Resolution in State and Municipal Courts Maximilian A. Bulinski, Educator, Attorney, and ODR Researcher
5:35pm End of day

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Tuesday Exhibit Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm. Refreshment Breaks & Lunch served in exhibit area.

Morning - Plenary Sessions

Time Title Speaker(s)
7:30am Registration  
8:30am Welcome Ethan Katsh, National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution
8:40am It's Broken; Fix It: Creating an A2J Ecosystem Justice Constandinos Himones, Utah Supreme Court
9:30am ODR Guardrails Amber Ivey, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Linda Warren Seely, American Bar Association
10:15am Break
10:35am The genesis of ODR platforms and the rise of ODRAI/Using artificial intelligence to enhance ODR: Highlights from a global inventory Karim Benyekhlef, Cyberjustice Laboratory, Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal
Valentin Callipel, Cyberjustice Laboratory
11:10am Measuring justice and fairness in Online Courts: An empirical framework Dr. Natalie Byrom, The Legal Education Foundation
11:30am Is Judicial Bias Inevitable? Empirical insights from online courts Orna Rabinovich-Einy, University of Haifa
Dr. Avital Mentovich, University of Haifa
12:15pm Lunch

Participants can choose sessions of interest from either track on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Afternoon - Track A

Time Title Speaker(s)
1:25pm Expanding Access to Justice with ODR: Best Practices and Standards from the ADR Field Colin Rule, Tyler Technologies
Nancy Welsh, Texas A&M University School of Law
Carrie Menkel-Meadow, University of California Irvine;
2:10pm The Brazilian Consumer Disputes Boom and first steps in ODR/Legal analytics, conflict mapping and online dispute prevention Andrea Maia, Future Law and Special Advisor at Brazilian Association of LawTechs and LegalTechs (AB2L)
Daniel Becker, Future Law and New Law Institute
2:45pm Break 
3:05pm Assessing the essentials of participant experience in court ODR systems - Jennifer Shack, Resolution Systems Institute
From user-friendliness to decision-support: evaluating the effect of digital choice architecture on access to justice in online courts - Ayelet Sela, Bar Ilan University Faculty of Law
The European Union approach to Consumer ODR: with case-studies from the Netherlands and the United Kingdom (England&Wales) - Emma van Gelder, Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL) and the University of Oxford (UK)
4:00pm Where have all the lawyers gone? Lawyers and the legal profession in Court ODR - Noam Ebner, Creighton University & Elayne Greenberg, St John’s School of Law
Access to justice and the role of ODR inside and outside Brazilian Courts - Marco Antonio Rodrigues, Rio de Janeiro University and Rio de Janiero General Attorney's Office
4:55pm Why the APEC ODR Collaborative Framework Is A Potential Game Changer For Small Businesses (Review Of The Framework, Procedural Rules And How Providers Can Address Challenges) Mike Dennis, International Law Adviser
Yoshihisa Hayakawa, Rikko University, Representative to the APEC Economic Committee, Legal Group
Rhys West, Fairway Resolution
Tsisana Shamlikashvili, Scientific and Methodological Center for Mediation and Law
5:40pm End of day 
6:00pm Evening social 

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Afternoon - Track B

Time Title Speaker(s)
1:25pm ODR in Family Law Cases: An Arizona Perspective Catherine Clarich, Arizona Admin. Office of the Courts
Nicole LaConte, Arizona Admin. Office of the Courts
Tracy McElroy, Superior Court of Pinal County, Arizona
2:10pm On-Line Dispute Resolution in Traffic Courts and the Impact on Highway Safety Stacey Manware, Connecticut Judicial Branch
2:30pm ODR is an appropriate dispute resolution (ADR) for sexual harassment in China Xuhui Fang (Michael), Nanchang University (China)
2:50pm Break
3:10pm Colombia and ODR systems, preventing disputes, promoting justice and enforcing the rule of law Nicolas Lozada Pimiento, Externado University (Colombia)
3:30pm Supporting Self-Represented Litigants and Access to Justice: How Does ODR Fit In? Katherine Alteneder, Self-Represented Litigation Network
Bonnie Hough, Center for Families, Children, and the Courts, Judicial Council of California
4:05pm Ethical Technology Risk Dr. Chris Draper, Trokt
Angie Raymond, Indiana University (invited)
4:40pm The Invisibles: Access to Justice and Digital Identity for Refugees Daniel Rainey, Holistic Solutions, Inc., ICODR, IBO
5:00pm Conflict Resolution and AI Alberto Elisavetsky, Director of Social Network Online Dispute Resolution Latin-American
5:20pm e-Court Initiatives in the UK and Lithuania – Lessons to be Learnt Graham Ross, ODR Training Ltd
5:40pm End of day 
6:00pm Evening social

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Wednesday Exhibit Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm. Refreshment Breaks & Lunch served in exhibit area.

Morning - Track A

Time Title Speaker(s)
8:30am Defining Online Dispute Resolution in the Modern Justice System Jamie Gillespie, Tyler Technologies
9:00am ODR Grows Up: An Introduction to Intelligent Dispute Resolution Jonathan Verk, coParenter
Sherrill Ellsworth, coParenter
9:30am Online Collaboration Algorithms for Small Claims Dr. Ernest Thiessen, Smartsettle
Peter Holt, Smartsettle
10:00am Break
10:20am The New Zealand experience: innovation in handling domain name disputes Brent Carey, Domain Name Commission, New Zealand
10:40am Access to Justice in B2B blockchain-based ODR: Reinforcement of the Parties’ Rights in the Era of Automation? - Sara Hourani, Middlesex University London
Smart legal contracts, a shift in conflict prevention and resolution - Aura Esther Vilalta Nicuesa, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Spain)
AI Driven Online Dispute Resolution - Dr. Anyu Lee, Beijing eBridge China Institute
Can the Schelling Point Provide Fairness in Decentralized, Blockchain-Based ODR? - Dr. James Metzger, University of New South Wales Faculty of Law
12:00pm Lunch

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Morning - Track B

Time Title Speaker(s)
8:30am The Future of Mediation - James Melamed, Resolution Systems Institute
Design approaches for optimal ODR solutions - Anne Thompson, Thompson | Finn
9:10am Where have all the lawyers gone? Lawyers and the legal profession in Court ODR Noam Ebner, Creighton University
Elayne Greenberg, St John’s School of Law
9:45am Measuring Return on Investment with ODR Joe Al Khayat, Resolve Disputes Online
10:05am Break
10:25am What does it take to bring justice online? Mireze Philippe, Special Counsel, Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration
10:45am On-Line Dispute Resolution in Traffic Courts and the Impact on Highway Safety Stacey Manware, Connecticut Judicial Branch
11:05am Best Practices in ODR and Lessons for the Online Court in the UK Pablo Cortes, Chair in Civil Justice, School of Law, University of Leicester, UK.
11:25am NCSC Panel TBA
12:00pm Lunch

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Afternoon - Plenary Sessions

Time Title Speaker(s)
1:15pm Operationalizing Ethical Principles in ODR: Moving to Action Leah Wing, National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution, U. of Massachusetts Amherst
Vikki Rogers, International Association for Contracts and Commercial Management (IACCM)
Dr. Janet Martinez, Stanford Law School
2:30pm Break
2:50pm Outcome Evaluations in ODR Courts; Erika Rickard, The Pew Charitable Trusts (+ invited panelists)
3:35pm Ethics and Efficiency in ODR Design Amy J. Schmitz, University of Missouri School of Law, USA
Linda Warren Seely, American Bar Association, USA
Zbynek Loebl, PRK Partners Law Firm, Czech Republic
David Allen Larson, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
4:20pm  Closing
4:30pm  Group outing to Colonial Williamsburg