ODR.info, launched in November 2003, is the newest Web home of the Center for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The center exists to explore the use of technology and the Internet in dispute resolution. Directed by UMass Professors Ethan Katsh and Janet Rifkin, the center has been an innovator and leader in online dispute resolution since the early days of the Web. The center publishes a Web log about ODR as well as a monthly newsletter, ODR Monthly, and hosts an electronic discussion list about ADR, “dispute-res.” The center consults with a range of organizations to assist them in developing their own online ADR programs and resources, and it has ongoing programs of study and research. Its site is home to a wide array of resources about ODR.

(Excerpted from the second edition of The Essential Guide to the Best (and Worst) Legal Sites on the Web.)

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