Being ‘greener’ than driving an electric car is just one of the many benefits of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR). Below is a short summary of some of the benefits of ODR:
1. It’s Better for the Environment
A paper titled “ODR: The Next Green Giant“ (Noam Ebner and Colleen Getz) illustrates how ODR results in a significant environmental impact
ODR allows all participating parties, including the judges and court reporters and other personnel, to stay at home and turn on their computers to resolve an issue, rather than driving or boarding a plane. On a mass scale, this creates a huge reduction in carbon emissions.
The associated reduction in the use of the courts would also produce massive savings in energy consumption as the need for lighting, heating and air conditioning is reduced.
Of course less paper would be needed since ODR is virtually paperless.
2. It’s Very Cost Effective
ODR saves the disputing parties an incredible amount of money in legal fees they would otherwise have to pay their attorneys. eQuibbly takes this one step further by offering its ODR services free.
3. It’s Convenient
There’s no need to take-off work to spend half your day in court or and pre-trial hearings. You can resolve your disputes on your own schedule whenever you have time. You can even do it at 1 a.m. if that’s more convenient for you. You only need access to a computer.
5. It’s Private & Confidential
eQuibbly is private and confidential. Only the disputing parties and the arbitrators or mediators they invite to help them resolve their dispute can view the information. Everyone who participates agrees to keep it confidential. By contrast, the cases tried in courts in the U.S. and Canada are for public record; anyone including reporters can read what was said in court, what evidence was used and what judgment was handed down. There’s no need to air your dirty laundry in court when you have the privacy of ODR available to you.
These are just several benefits of ODR. There are many more advantages, which we will touch on in this blog from time to time. In the meantime find out for yourself how useful eQuibbly can be. Go to www.eQuibbly.com now and resolve that dispute that’s been bothering you for months!