Webinar “Online Dispute Resolution (ODR): Practical Aspects”


June 9, 2021, 16:30

The National School of Judges, with assistance from the USAID New Justice Program and in cooperation with the National Judicial College, Reno, USA, offers a series of open webinars on various topics for judges, judicial clerks, and court staff.

The next webinar in this series – “Online Dispute Resolution (ODR): Practical Aspects.”

Current global trends in the application of technology, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, have highlighted a growing demand of the public for simpler, quicker, and remote ways to resolve disputes without resorting to traditional judicial systems. Several judiciaries have already incorporated elements of ODR, and in some cases, completely online ODR courts into their systems. Currently, Ukrainian courts are struggling with challenges caused by extreme workload, understaffing, and the impacts of COVID-19, which result in limited access to justice and delayed justice for many Ukrainians.

This webinar will capitalize upon the previous session, which introduced participants to ODR, and focus on the practical aspects of designing, implementing, and measuring the success of ODR platforms, as well as on the need for the judiciary of Ukraine to take a leadership role in improving court services and facilitating access to justice for Ukrainian citizens in partnership with both public and private sector institutions.

After this 120-minute webcast, participants will be able to:

  • Become aware of current global trends and practices in the area of ODR;
  • Learn about the efficient implementation of court-annexed and standalone ODR systems, as well as issues related to implementation;
  • Learn about the less successful attempts to implement ODR and the reasons for failure;
  • Understand the role judges and court staff can play in the process of designing and implementing ODR solutions;
  • Learn about the development of such initiatives in Ukraine.

Working language: English. Simultaneous translation into Ukrainian will be provided.

The webinar will be conducted on the Zoom platform. You can join the meeting at this link.

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Information on other webinars of this series is available here.