Government 2.0 - Redefining Civic Engagement and Dispute Resolution
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)
As deficits grow and tax revenues dwindle, governments are being forced to make difficult decisions on which services and functions are necessary, which are expendable, and which are superfluous. At the same time, citizens and businesses are demanding more access to information, easier forms of communication, and greater efficiencies in government’s role as intermediary to dispute resolution.
Technology’s ability to meet the needs of both citizens and government is obvious. However, with varying degrees of citizen capacity and resources, which technologies are best suited? Will citizens without high-speed access to the internet ultimately have less ability to engage with government or partake in its services? How do we address the access and knowledge divide? Are virtual service channels and remote engagement sufficient replacements to old fashioned town halls and courthouses? How can costly and inefficient in-person traditional government forums be replicated or replaced for the digital age? Should they be? Are technology-mediated dispute resolution systems an organic evolution of our times or a fiscal necessity?
Join an esteemed panel of experts on the use of innovative dispute resolution technologies by governments in the 21st century and learn about the tools and technologies you, as mediators, lawyers, government officials and citizens, will soon be using to communicate with governments on local, provincial, state and even, perhaps, international levels.
Darin Thompson - Legal Counsel, British Colombia Ministry of Attorney General, Justice Services Branch
Colin Rule - CEO at Modria, Inc., one of the leading ODR providers for Government
Larry Schooler - Mediator/Community Engagement Consultant, City of Austin
Fellow, Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution, UT Austin
Daniel Rainey - Director, Alternative Dispute Resolution Services at The National Mediation Board
"Government 2.0 - Redefining Civic Engagement and Dispute Resolution" is the second in a series of talks, seminars and workshops aimed at increasing awareness and knowledge of the emerging e-justice system.
This series will assist international justice professionals in developing the skills necessary to be effective participants in the global technology-mediated marketplace. Participants in our programs will meet leading practitioners in the field and be a part of the growing community that is shaping new legal business models that will define our information society.
InternetBar Org Institute
Internet Bar Organization is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote and shape the emerging online justice community through educational programs, providing businesses and individuals around the world with learning resources and by running Rule of Law & Technology programs in the developing world to empower individuals at the bottom of the economic pyramid with new tools to make a living.