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ODR 2015 Agenda


ODR 2015
Access, Efficiency & Quality: Modern Challenges for the Bench, Bar & Public

June 3-5, 2015

JUNE 3, 2015

Conference Opening Reception:    6:00-8:00pm


620 8th Avenue
New York, New York

Welcome remarks:  6:00-6:15pm 

Keynote address: 




Esther Dyson, Chairman, EDventure Holdings (investor in Youstice and Modria)

JUNE 4, 2015

Conference Day 1:    9:00am-5:00pm

Location:  1 Pace Plaza (Main Entrance)
Eddie Layton Student Union
Pace University 


& Breakfast
Welcome remarks: 9:00-9:15am

Dean David Yassky, Pace Law School

Professor Ethan Katsh, Founder, National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Keynote Opening: 9:15-10:00am

Considering ODR in the Dispute Resolution Paradigm and Its Impact on Lawyers

Professor Richard Susskind
Author of Tomorrow’s Lawyers, IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice



What does it mean to Incorporate ODR into Court Practice and Procedure: A Comparative Approach

Moderator, Dan Weitz, Statewide Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator, New York Office of Court Administration

Bettina “Betsy” Plevan, Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP
     New York Chief Judge’s Task Force on Access to Justice
Graham Ross, Lawyer and Mediator (PowerPoint Presentation)
     United Kingdom - Member Civil Justice Council's ODR Advisory Group
Jeff Aresty, President, Internet Bar Organization
     Hacking for Justice in Texas
Prof. Alberto Elisavetsky, Director, Online Dispute Resolution Latinoamerica
     ODR & the Judiciary in Latin America

Break: 11:15-11:30am
Demonstration: 11:30am-12:00pm

Valentin Callipel, Cyberjustice Laboratory of the Université de Montréal
     Towards Efficient Public ODR–Could There Really Be Such a Thing?

Lunch: 12:00-1:45pm

Colin Rule, COO, Modria (PowerPoint Presentation)
Re-designing Processes for the Future

Award presented to winner of International Competition in Online Dispute Resolution (ICODR), with Katrina Nobles, Cornell University



Room 1: How has the ODR Regulation Impacted the European Dispute Resolution Landscape?

          Moderator, Michael Dennis, Senior Attorney Advisor, U.S. Department
          of State

          Professor Pablo Cortes, University of Leister
               What does the EU ADR/ODR Directive Require?

          Professor Stefaan Voet, Ghent University
               The EU ADR/ODR Directive in Practice

          Professor Yoshihisa Hayakawa, Rikkyo University, Japan
               Impact of EU ADR/ODR Directive on Regional and International ODR Initiatives

Room 2: The State of International ODR

          Ije Ononogbu, International Dispute Resolution Solicitor (Nigeria/UK)
               Nigeria leading the ODR usage on the Africa continent

          Professor Anyu Lee, University of International Business and Economy,

          Professor Michael Fang, Nanchang University School of Law, China

Break:  2:45-3:00pm


Convergence Between ADR and ODR: do the Ethics Coalesce?

Moderator, Professor Angie Raymond, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University

Professor Nancy Welsh, Penn State Dickinson School of Law

Professor Dan Rainey, Southern Methodist University and Chief of Staff, National Mediation Board

Professor Amy Schmitz, University of Colorado School of Law

Interactive Discussion
& Workshop:


Conceptualizing Process Re-Design. What’s Involved?

Moderator, Professor Jan Martinez, Stanford Law School
(PowerPoint Presentation)

Dr. Jin Ho Verdonschot, Justice Technology Architect, Hiil Innovating Justice

Chittu Nagarajan, co-Founder, Modria


JUNE 5, 2015

Conference Day 2:    9:00am-5:00pm

Location:  1 Pace Plaza (Main Entrance)
Eddie Layton Student Union
Pace University 
New York, NY




Welcome remarks:

Vikki Rogers, Director, Institute of International Commercial Law

Keynote Opening: 9:15-9:45am

Noah Hanft, President and CEO, International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR)
ODR for Private Dispute Resolution


B2B Cross-Border Dispute Resolution: Practical Considerations

Moderator, Professor Benjamin G. Davis, University of Toledo

Mirèze Philippe, Special Counsel, Secretariat of the International Chamber of Commerce
     An Institutional Perspective

Sherman Kahn, Partner, Mauriel Kapouytian Woods LLP
     An Arbitrator’s Perspective

Paul Cohen, Partner, Perkins Coie
     A Practitioner’s Perspective

Professor Petra Butler, University of Wellington
     An Academic Perspective

Break: 10:45-11:00am

Online Mediation: Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator, Professor Jackie Nolan-Haley, Fordham Law School

Deborah Masucci, Chair, International Mediation Institute

James C. Melamed, CEO,

Mark Smalls, CMO, JAMS



Diana Didia, SVP/CIO, American Arbitration Association
          An ODR Case Study:  Implementing an ODR solution for the Center
          for Copyright Information
(PowerPoint Presentation)

Lunch: 12:30-2:00pm

Doc Searls, Co-author, The Cluetrain Manifesto and Author of The Intention Economy: When Customers Take Charge

Interviewed by Professor Leah Wing, Co-director, National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


ODR for E-Commerce
Moderator, George Friedman, Board Chairman, Arbitration Resolution Services

Professor Leah Wing, Co-director, National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (PowerPoint Presentation)

Zbyněk Loebl, CEO, Youstice

Mary Wong, Senior Policy Director, ICANN

Professor Lou DelDuca, Penn State Dickinson School of Law


Room 1: Teaching ODR online and offline

          Moderator, Professor Jill Gross, Pace Law School

          Professor Noam Ebner, Creighton University

          Professor David Larson, Hamline University
          (PowerPoint Presentation)

Room 2: ODR and Trustmarks

          Eiichro Mandai, Chief Executive Officer, ODR Room Network Inc.
          (PowerPoint Presentation)

          Wan Shafiuddin Zainuddin, Head of Department of Information Security
          Certification Body Department, CyberSecurity Malaysia, WTA member
          (PowerPoint Presentation)

          Mr. Casey Callaway, Director of Marketing, Council of Better
          Business Bureaus, Inc. (PowerPoint Presentation)

          Ms. Miki Oguma, Deputy Director, Consumers Affairs Agency Japan
          (PowerPoint Presentation)

Break: 3:45-4:15pm
Closing Discussion:

Impact of Digital Justice on Dispute Resolution Professions

Professor Orna Rabinovich-Einy, University of Haifa

Zbynek Loebl, Founder, Youstice

Dr. Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Chair of Private International Law and Professor of Dispute Resolution (Cairo University)
Founding Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Zulficar & Partners (Egypt)

Closing remarks