This online event is hosted by CIArb, entitled ‘New World, New Customers, New Mediators?’ and takes place on 18 November 2021 from 1pm to 2pm UK Time. Please check your local time zone.
The pandemic has accelerated the forces of change, speeding up the process of digitalisation in all industries including the field of law and dispute resolution. The question is: are we there yet? Or, perhaps, we need to take a step back and ask ourselves whether we, as mediators, really need to change?
In search of the “new mediator” paradigm, we’ll look at current customer demands, new market practices and new competition entering the field of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
In our next Mediation Tech Tracker webinar, we’ll explore:
- What does “digital transformation” in mediation entail? - Societal, technological and market factors necessitating digital transformation in mediation. - What are mediation clients’ current expectations? - Is there a need for a “new mediator” curriculum, and if so, what should it include?
To learn all this and more, join our expert guests Alyson Carrel and Chimdimma Onyedebelu, in discussion with Karolina Jackowicz. Let’s transform mediation so that it’s fit for the digital age.
Cost & Registration: Attendance is free of charge but pre-registration is required.
There are eight webinars in the Mediation Tech Track series taking place each Thursday between 14 October and 2 December 2021. Book your place for this and future webinars in the series.
Follow the Mediation Tech Tracker LinkedIn page to be kept updated on the series.
Karolina Jackowicz is a CEDR-accredited mediator and a UX designer and a legal tech entrepreneur. Karolina’s mission is to transform the mediation practice with innovative tools and a customer-centred focus, so it can better serve the needs of the digital economy.
This tech and design expertise combined with a passion for teaching and life-long learning result in Mediation Tech Tracker – your guide for the journey towards digitalising mediation.
Alyson Carrel is a clinical professor at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and Co-Director of the law school’s nationally-ranked Center on Negotiation and Mediation. Until 2019, she led the law school's legal technology & innovation initiatives as the inaugural Assistant Dean of Law & Technology. Carrel is a tech-curious legal educator and mediator who seeks to understand how technology and innovation are changing the practice of law, dispute resolution, and legal education.
Carrel’s primary motivation is to encourage others to try something new, look at an issue a little differently, and recognize there are many paths forward. In 2014, she created the ADR as 1st Career video blog, celebrating individuals who started out their professional careers in the dispute resolution field. In 2018, she helped develop the Delta Model, a holistic competency model for legal professionals. Today, she is working with Cat Moon (Vanderbilt) on Design Your Delta, a human-centered design approach to supporting legal professionals who want to thrive in their careers.
Chimdimma Onyedebelu is the Operations Manager of the International Mediation Institute (IMI) and a full-time dispute resolution consultant. She is a certified and practicing Arbitrator and Mediator with experience in training and facilitation, strategic planning, and program design and implementation.
She is a young professional with a Bachelor’s degree in Law, a Master’s degree in Law (LL.M. – Dispute Resolution) and is a member of several dispute resolution networks across the world.