Join us for the ODR Forum October 11-12 in Montréal! The 23rd International ODR Forum will be held at the Cyberjustice Laboratory of the Université de Montréal.

The 23rd International ODR Forum is a two-day hybrid conference of innovators, changemakers and thought leaders from various sectors, such as business, society, and government. This event serves as a platform for inspiring and envisioning the future of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR). Find more info here and registration access here.

Call for contributions to student panel @ Online Dispute Resolution Forum October 11-12 (Montreal)

The NCTDR ODR Forum will be hosted by the Cyberjustice Laboratory @ the U. of Montreal and we invite student submissions to contribute to a roundtable discussion on New Initiatives in Justice related to ODR. Applications from three doctoral or master’s students are sought. The roundtable will take place on October 12th, 2023. The Cyberjustice Laboratory will cover reasonable travel and accommodation expenses for the selected candidates. Find information about submissions here. Everyone! Save the dates and join us for an exciting two days exploring what’s new and what’s next for ODR!

Join us for launch of new book: Star Wars and Conflict Resolution to be held Tues Feb 21 @ noon EST

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The National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution is pleased to present Star Wars and Conflict Resolution, a new book from DRI Press. In this webinar, co-editors Jennifer Reynolds and Noam Ebner, together with DRI director Sharon Press, join us to talk about the genesis of this project and the benefits of thinking about conflict and Star Wars together, highlighting some Star Wars moments specifically merging technology, conflict, and resolution. Finally, they’ll discuss the future of the project and answer questions of all types: academic, professional, and/or nerdy.  (Recording will be archived @

The First Metaverse Trial Opened in a Local Court in China

The Siming Court is a basic-level people’s court located in Xiamen, a coast city in southeastern Fujian province beside the Taiwan Strait. It held a “metaverse” trial in which two traffic accident-related cases were heard. The graduate students of Xiamen University Law School observed the entire trial process. On September 23, published a news article titled, “Metaverse + Court Trial + Classroom Teaching— the Siming Court in Xiamen promotes Digitalization and Intelligentization” of  the Court System.” The news is available in English and in Chinese. Info on the metaverse technology provision can be found here.

ODR Cyberweek ’22 hosted presenters from 20+ countries

ODR Cyberweek 2022 (Oct. 31-Nov 4) showcased online dispute resolution innovations and projects by presenters from over 20 countries including: Angola, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, England, European Union, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, United States, and Wales. All presentations are permanently archived, including Spanish and Portuguese language tracks.