March 23, 2020

ODR in the ERA of COVID-19: Experts Answer Your Questions

This program is a chance for dispute resolution professionals of all levels of experience to ask the experts those burning questions we all have about ODR as we enter this new era of delivering services to our clients.  Colin Rule of Tyler Technologies, Amy Schmitz, Professor of the University of Missouri and Professor David Larson of Mitchell Hamline School of Law will be discussing some of the issues around ODR and answering your questions.


Professor Amy J. Schmitz joined the University of Missouri School of Law as the Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor of Law in 2016. Previously she was a Professor at the University of Colorado School of Law for over 16 years. Professor Schmitz teaches courses in Contracts, Lawyering, Online Dispute Resolution, AI, Data Analytics and the Law, and other courses in the JD and LLM Program. Professor Schmitz has published over 50 articles in law journals and books, and a book, The New Handshake: Online Dispute Resolution and the Future of Consumer Protection, with Colin Rule.

Colin Rule is Vice President for Online Dispute Resolution at Tyler Technologies.  Tyler acquired, an ODR provider Colin co-founded, in 2017.  From 2003 to 2011 Colin was Director of Online Dispute Resolution for eBay and PayPal. He is the co-author of Online Dispute Resolution for Business and The New Handshake: ODR and the Future of Consumer Protection. Colin co-founded Online Resolution, one of the first online dispute resolution (ODR) providers, in 1999 and served as its CEO and President.

David Allen Larson is a Professor of Law at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law and Senior Fellow at the Dispute Resolution Institute. He is the ODR System Designer for the New York State Unified Court System; Vice-Chair, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution; Co-Chair of the Technology Committee and the ABA ODR Standards Task Force; and was a member of the ABA E-Commerce and ADR Task Force.  His articles are at


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