Opportunity: A Chance to Resolve Your Dispute Online for Free

Over the last couple of months I’ve been engaged to an Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) project initiative, being sponsored by leading British Columbia justice and mediation organizations.  There is an immediate opportunity to get your civil dispute resolved, for free, as part of this initiative.  Here’s the deal:

The Opportunity

Are you involved in a low-value civil (non-family) dispute that you’d like to resolve by March 31?

Would you like to do this through the convenience of your own home computer?

Would you like to try it at no cost?

You can

During March 2011, the BC (British Columbia) Ministry of Attorney General and Mediate BC Society are sponsoring an Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) pilot project to test new tools for resolving disputes. To do this testing, they are looking for real people with real disputes.  Participants will get to try ODR for free.  The sponsors want to hear how it works for you!

I am acting as case manager and online mediator for this pilot.

How do you take advantage of this opportunity?

You may qualify for this opportunity if you and the other party (that you are in dispute with):

  • Are based in British Columbia
  • Are currently involved in a low-value civil (non-family) dispute; e.g., business-2-business or business-2-customer dispute
  • Are both willing to voluntarily participate in ODR
  • Are both willing to provide feedback about your experience; e.g., complete a short survey
  • Are willing to complete your portion of the dispute resolution process by March 31, 2011

There are a few other terms of conditions connected to participation.  They are not onerous.  A key constraint to participation is our ability to process potential cases, given this is a small project, with limited resources.

To read more about the pilot, how you can participate, and pilot contact information, click here.

Otherwise, maybe you’ve just got a general question about ODR? Fire away leave a comment.

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