OTTER – Online Dispute Resolution for Kids – Now Available

The winner of the 2014 Tech for Justice Hackathon held at the ODR2014 conference in Silicon Valley has released a version of their app for the 2016-2017 school year.  Check it out at

The OTTER platform:

  • Mitigates bullying (Conflict resolution and SEL tools mitigate bullying)
  • Offers built-in training (Kid-friendly, teacher-developed, conflict resolution training)
  • Provides positive reinforcement (Encourages student reflection on the positive through guided questions)
  • Is self-managing (The software helps students resolve their own conflicts)
  • Delivers rich reporting data (Provides valuable SEL data in multiple areas for teachers and administrators)
  • Sports an easy-to-use interface (Simple interface designed for kids. Works on desktop, tablets, and phones)

Very cool system, and definitely worth checking out.  Learn more at

International ODR Forum in The Hague

The conference is in less than two weeks.

Two weeks from now, the 15th annual conference on ODR comes to The Hague, the place with the highest density of judges and courts you can find anywhere in the world. It takes place at the Peace Palace, on Monday May 23 and Tuesday May 24. Contrary to previous editions, this year’s conference is themed ODR and the Courts and will try to answer the question: “Can ODR really help courts and improve access to justice?”

For previous editions, the most prominent practitioners, academic experts and dispute resolution entrepreneurs have met in high tech hot spots such as Haifa, Chennai, at Stanford University in Silicon Valley, and most recently in New York City. This year, the lineup of keynote speakers includes international judges, chief justices and experts on ODR and legal technology from across the world, including the father of ODR, Ethan Katsh, founder of Modria Colin Rule, Senior Presiding Judge of England and Wales, Lord Justice Fulford, and many more.

This year’s conference will be organized by HiiL Innovating Justice with the National Centre for Technology and Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

For more information, please go to the conference website (, where you can register ( and follow the latest news on the conference! We also invite you to join the Facebook event( and to follow us on Twitter (#ODR2016)

New Spanish ODR Blog

Check out Rolando Ortega Hernandez’s new bi-lingual ODR blog

As he explains in the first post:

“Welcome to my blog, our blog, I’ve created this space to share information, opinions and it’ll be a free open space about Online Dispute Resolutions and access to justice, and other related subjects for citizens in the digital world. This blog will take and publish information both in English and Spanish.

Bienvenidos a mi blog, nuestro blog, he creado este espacio para compartir información, opiniones y funcionará como un espacio abierto referido a la Resolución de litigios en línea y el acceso a la justicia, y otras materias relacionadas para los ciudadanos en un mundo digital. Este blog, tomará y publicará información en Inglés y en Español.”

Feel free to visit the site and share your thoughts and feedback.

(Also remember that the latest news on ODR in Latin America, is always available at!)