Where Have All the Lawyers Gone? The Empty Chair at the ODR Justice Table

International Journal of Online Dispute Resolution 6(2),154.

10 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2019 Last revised: 29 Feb 2020

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Noam Ebner

Creighton University Graduate School - Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Elayne E. Greenberg

St. John's University School of Law

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

As ODR enters the court system, it is eagerly embraced by two of the justice system's traditional stakeholders: the public, and the courts. The third stakeholder, lawyers and the legal profession, has largely been absent from the table when discussions on initiating and designing court-ODR systems have taken place.

In this paper, we explain the roots of this phenomenon and describe a conference session at the 2019 International Forum on ODR at which we shared them with ODR experts and court leaders. We engaged participants in a community conversation about engaging the legal profession in this justice evolution, in order to ensure its success and strengthen its justice outcomes. Together with participants, we generated a list of suggestions and best practices for engaging the legal profession constructively around these issues.

Keywords: ODR, online dispute resolution, courts, court, lawyer, lawyers, attorney, bar, ADR

Suggested Citation

Ebner, Noam and Greenberg, Elayne E., Where Have All the Lawyers Gone? The Empty Chair at the ODR Justice Table (2019). International Journal of Online Dispute Resolution 6(2),154., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3493411

Noam Ebner (Contact Author)

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Elayne E. Greenberg

St. John's University School of Law ( email )

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