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Larson speaks at ODR Forum


Hamline Law Professor David Allen Larson spoke at the 12th annual meeting of the Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Working Group, the 2013 ODR Forum held in Montreal. Larson's presentation at the University of Montreal Cyberjustice Laboratory was titled, "Teaching Technology Facilitated Negotiation." The conference took place June 17-18, 2013.

The 2013 ODR Forum served as an international congress on online dispute resolution. Participants presented current initiatives and developments in the field of online negotiation, mediation and arbitration, as well as best practices and opportunities for legal practitioners from Canada and abroad to benefit from this emerging trend. From national and cross-border ODR systems aimed at streamlining the legal process or arbitrating commercial disputes in developed countries, to mediation of conflicts in the poorest or most violent parts of the world, ODR offers new ways of settling disputes, and new opportunities – for those in the legal community – to diversify and broaden their practice. For lawyers in private practice, this forum is an opportunity to explore online arbitration, a field of growing importance in the commercial context, both at the national and international level.

The Montreal ODR Forum brought together Internet industry leaders, government officials, members of the judiciary, banks and payment systems, consumer groups, the legal profession, arbitration experts, ODR proponents, and the academic and technical communities for two days of in-depth discussions on how to efficiently implement alternative dispute resolution systems that will harmoniously coexist with current legal processes to increase access to justice. The goal of the forum was to set forth an institutional framework of the future of cross-border ODR systems.

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