The Mediation 20/20 Conference was a celebration of Mediate.com’s 25th Anniversary and  conference dedicated to defining best courses for mediation’s continued growth. It was facilitated by Colin Rule and Clare Fowler. Duration: 6 hours | 6 CLE/CEU. Streaming online now at https://www.mediateuniversity.com/courses/mediation-20-20Read More →

Anticipate! Online Dispute Resolution event of the year scheduled to hold from 26th to 30 April 2021. 5 days that is guaranteed to change your views about technology for good. For more information click on the attached link https://youtu.be/qMdIh1Qi4S8Read More →

Kudos on the new Arbitrate.com and making an impact https://m.youtube.com/watch?utm_medium=email&_hsmi=115162536&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_2q2DZuGdMm2wrAWY_8Nmy7Siq9rRG7VstAhwZXXSZ9LVIzEglmKdue6yzElStJ_jS1dRynuvodkr-1YoBO-wPhAp01w&utm_content=115162536&utm_source=hs_email&v=f5AuGxzu5YA&feature=youtu.beRead More →

A group of mediators has established a non-affiliated website to promote a pledge by mediators to do all they can to ensure that their mediation practices are as carbon-neutral as possible. The World Mediators Alliance on Climate Change (WOMACC) Green Pledge can be adopted by any individual mediator. They are also asking prominent mediation bodies to support and promote the Pledge and encourage their members to sign up to it. The Pledge can be found here. The website at that link presents the pledge for individual mediators to consider signing, though they are looking for organizational supporters and sponsors as well. They’ve also asked forRead More →

ODR history was made this week when a court case, issued in the new Online Civil Money Claims Court for England and Wales, was resolved by use of an online tool that enabled the parties to participate in an advanced version of blind bidding. After 3 months in the court process, including an unsuccessful telephone mediation, the parties were able to settle the dispute (over unpaid fees for a counselling course) within an hour of first use of the blind bidding tool. The tool used was SmartsettleONE developed by ICan Systems Inc of British Columbia and was introduced to the parties by leading ODR expert,Read More →

Former eBay and PayPal Exec to Focus on Global Expansion and Online Dispute Resolution EUGENE, OR, June 9, 2020—Mediate.com announced today that Colin Rule has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. Jim Melamed, the company’s co-founder and CEO for 25 years, is now chair of the board and general counsel. Rule returns to Mediate.com where he served as General Manager in 1999. Rule spun his company OnlineResolution out of Mediate.com in 2000, creating one of the world’s first ODR providers. In 2003, Rule became the first director of ODR for eBay and PayPal. In 2011, he co-founded Modria.com, where he was CEO and COO.Read More →