Online Dispute Resolution in the Justice System: ten points on not ‘paving the cow path’

Shannon Salter is the chair of British Columbia’s Cvil Resolution Tribunal (CRT). As interest in the tribunal grows, she clearly spends more and more of  her time on the road satisfying growing international interest. And, if you are interested in online tribunals then you should go online and watch her Sir Brian Neill lecture given … Continue reading Online Dispute Resolution in the Justice System: ten points on not ‘paving the cow path’

Technology and Leadership: the Civil Justice Council forum on access to justice

The Methodist Central Hall in London was, in some ways, rather an appropriate venue for the Civil Justice Council (CJC) to hold its 7th national forum on access to justice on Friday. I was brought up a generic non-conformist. The Methodists seemed uncertain – even to a teenage member – whether they were heirs to … Continue reading Technology and Leadership: the Civil Justice Council forum on access to justice

ODR in the courts: in prison the one time it could have been the champion of the world

Remember that old song of Bob Dylan’s about Hurricane Carter? It contains the lines – ‘the authorities … put  him in a prison cell the one time he could a-been The Champion of the world.’  They have intermittently resonated around my head for over 40 years. The words came back as I walked down to St Paul’s … Continue reading ODR in the courts: in prison the one time it could have been the champion of the world

ODR in the courts: surveying the field

An impressive range of jurisdictions were assembled by the Society for Computers and Law (SCL) and Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) for its ‘First International Forum on Online Courts’. There were 10 formal speakers (and that included one on the whole of the United States) in the first of its two days. They … Continue reading ODR in the courts: surveying the field

The Circle of Virtuous Communication

At the end of the second day of the Berlin Conference on Technology, Innovation and Access to Justice, just before we went home, co-organiser Siddarth de Souza got us to play with the lego box. The task was to demonstrate something about the future of the discussion we had just had. This allows you to … Continue reading The Circle of Virtuous Communication