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?
ODR is thought to supplement existing ADR methods to address disputes quickly and adequately using technology and the Internet.
According to Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediation website.
This article covers a number of practical aspects of online mediation to broaden the understanding of how ODR can benefit a mediation practice.
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Professor Robert Condlin, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, has written an interesting paper entitled, “Online Dispute Resolution: Stinky, Repugnant, or Drab.”
Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), the practice of resolving disputes via the Internet or digital applications, has been developing since the mid-1990s. As the field has grown and gained traction, it has increasingly received attention from professional associations and industry leaders in the world of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) More recently, it has begun to receive recognition from sources outside of this field – in both the public and private sectors.
El impacto de las nuevas tecnologías y en particular el uso de Internet han hecho posible el establecimiento de nuevos métodos para la resolución de los conflictos, y es aquí donde entra en juego la Mediación, pudiéndose la misma desarrollar por este medio.
I’ve had repeated requests for the language I use to describe and define common conflict resolution terms like dispute, conflict, mediation, and facilitation. Here’s the language I use and a PDF download suitable for printing.
Our world has over 7.500.000.000 habitants, of which an 85% have access to cellphones. This data confirms that a wide spectrum of the humanity can benefit with the use of ODR, most of all the excluded and the needed. En Espanol.
Nuestro mundo tiene en este momento más de 7.500.000.000 millones de habitantes, de los cuales el 35% tienen acceso a Internet y el 85% acceso a telefonía celular. Estos datos nos confirman que un amplio espectro de la humanidad puede beneficiarse con la utilización de las RDL/ODR, sobre todo los más excluidos y necesitados.
My university has implemented an Emergency Preparedness Teaching and Learning [EPTL] initiative, as part of the planning for any recurrence of events (SARS, bird flu, etc) that might require the university to be closed for any length of time. This puts a plan in place to negotiate and communicate digitally--and it has been successful.
There are three changes in the educational and social context that suggest the need for a more technologically sophisticated version of peer mediation.
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The modern lawyer has a very different lexicon from her predecessors, and an entirely new array of tools for practicing law and managing the practice of law.
The current practices in virtual environments invite us to a broader perspective to see beyond the usual limits.
El desarrollo de la Mediación como práctica social amerita considerarla ya como una profesión en sí misma, no sólo por los alcances que presenta en la problemática social, sino también por la preparación académica que se espera de los mediadores para constituirse como tales.
The bad news in Africa is that, while mobile devices are very common, only few people know what ODR means, and how it can help them resolve disputes quickly and inexpensively.
In her book chapter, Professor Amy Schmitz analyzes online dispute resolution in the context of both international and domestic business-to-consumer transactions.
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This chapter focuses on the applicability of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) for a specific dispute resolution mechanism, the Ombudsman. The chapter is based on the experiences and observations of Dr. Frank Fowlie, who served as the Inaugural Ombudsman for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
The author suggests that a larger number of cases must be mediated online before determining the effectiveness of any online methodology. The author draws similarities between the advantages and disadvantages often cited for online education and online mediation and contends that what we’ve learned in education can readily carry over to mediation.
With the technologic advances over recent decades and their remarkable acceleration, it is clear that the legal profession needs to play a bit of catch-up by asking ourselves how can we best utilize all available communication capacities to elevate and expand the delivery of valuable legal information, advice, and services. Dream big! The future is not what it once seemed.
Twenty-first century technology will continue to impact family life and mediation. The family mediator’s awareness of the possible positive and inflammatory influences of the internet, may be instrumental in effectively identifying and resolving the modern family’s disputes. Social media, cyber abuse, the child’s computer voice, the use of a forensic computer expert and the futuristic divorce are factors to be considered in the practice of family mediation.
Preparation for the future of mediation needs to focus on who will be using mediation and how. The audience in 20 years will have different expectations than the audience of today.