8th October 2017
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A new piece of innovative technology designed to enhance the online reach of dispute resolution professionals has been secured by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) under a pilot program to assist in teaching its students the latest online dispute resolution (ODR) methods.
Created specifically for dispute resolution professionals, MODRON’s One Account product is an innovative cloud based platform which equips dispute resolution professionals, such as lawyers and mediators, with over 40 tools and features designed to enhance their ability to conduct online mediations, negotiations and legal case management for both sole practitioners, law firms, government departments and other dispute resolution enterprises.
Visiting Professional Fellow at UNSW, Dr Rosemary Howell, was instrumental in securing this technology pilot program for the UNSW’s Alternative Dispute Resolution course:
I am excited to offer my students MODRON’s innovative ODR platform to develop their learning and skills, and I am equally excited to continue to collaborate with MODRON to further develop their technology for Universities. I believe MODRON’s technology can greatly contribute to the teaching of our future lawyers, mediators and other dispute resolution professionals, particularly now that ODR has been identified as a legitimate and effective resolution method within Australian and its legal system.
MODRON founder Nathan Polito offered UNSW unlimited access to his company’s One Account platform to assist their students in learning the latest skills and strategies required for ODR.
If the next generation of lawyers and mediators can learn how to utilise technology to better manage cases and resolve disputes online, then there is a real likelihood that human-centric ODR technology can help streamline and enhance the Australian legal system, which is currently overloaded and under-stress, but without taking away the value of the human-based dispute resolution methods.
31 of UNSW’s students participated in this technology pilot program which allowed students to learn how to resolve and manage cases in a safe sandbox environment using the latest online tools and training materials, all of which will soon be available to Australian dispute resolution professionals.
MODRON has many tools that support the management and resolution of disputes online. The key feature I found most useful of MODRON is its flexibility and reach. For example, if you are located in Sydney and your clients are in Perth, you can still provide them with an enhanced and effective dispute resolution experience from anywhere.
MODRON and UNSW will work together to integrate this innovative technology platform on a permanent basis into their post and undergraduate courses within the next 12 months.
MODRON’s innovative One Account will also be made available to all Australian dispute resolution professionals and enterprises this year, which will serve to create significant growth in revenue, jobs and cases resolved by the ADR and Legal sectors.