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Justice Technology: Digital Dispute Resolution for an Analog World

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An online course in 2 parts

Part 1—Tuesday, December 6, 2016; Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Part 2—Thursday, December 8, 2016; Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Who should attend: Mediators, negotiators, and counsel interested in using technology to conduct online dispute resolution.

Learning level: Intermediate/Advanced

Increasingly negotiations, mediations and other dispute resolution processes are taking place online or partially online. The choice to use technology to bring parties together might be based on distance, comfort with face-to-face meetings, time and cost management, or any of a wide array of other considerations. Choice of the technology used may have considerable impact on negotiations, and not all of those impacts are intuitive. 

  • When is a teleconference a better choice for a client than a face-to-face meeting or a videoconference? 
  • Is chat ever the right tool for resolving a problem?
  • Is there any way to make asynchronous written exchanges a productive process?
This course will assist counsel, mediators, and other negotiators to make the best possible choices about when and how to employ technology in dispute resolution.


In Part 1: A Justice Technology Orientation
(December 6, 4:30 – 6:00 pm, 90 minutes)
Participants take a guided tour of common Justice Technology tools, including synchronous and asynchronous platforms for video, audio and text-based negotiations. Participants will try out some of the synchronous tools in coached role-plays.

In Part 2: Justice Technology in the Future: Hybrid and Evolving Technologies
(December 8th, 4:30 – 6:00 pm, 90 minutes)
articipants will learn about both hybrid options for utilization of these tools, and the largely unexplored possibilities for Justice Technology within rapidly evolving technologies.

Note: good computer audio, a microphone, and a webcam are essential for participation. 

Law Society of BC CPD Hours:
 3 hours
(.5 hours will involve aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management).

Brandon Hastings — Quay Law Centre, New Westminster
Sharon Sutherland — True North Dispute Management, Delta

EARLY BIRD (Register by November 8, 2016 and SAVE): $180
Save even more with your CPDone Pass.

After November 8, 2016: $200

There are NO reference materials.

Unable to attend without financial support? To learn more about CLEBC's Bursary Program click here and for our Easy Pay Plan click here. .

CLEBC Program Lawyer
Meredith Woods

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