Welcome to the New Arbitrate.com!

We are delighted today to introduce the new Arbitrate.com, which has been re-built and re-designed from the ground up to offer a powerful set of updated features and capabilities.

This launch has taken many months of work and planning, and we’re delighted to be finally sharing it with all of you in the global arbitration community. We aspire for Arbitrate.com to lead the way in positioning arbitration as a modern, accessible, and trustworthy form of dispute resolution.

When the two of us had our first planning conversations for Arbitrate.com, we sketched out our vision for what we wanted the site to represent:

  1. The primary destination on the web for everything arbitration
  2. A quick editorial cycle, with active streams of blog posts, zoom interviews, and podcasts posted quickly and processed in real time
  3. A focus on the day-to-day developments in arbitration, but also on where arbitration is going (and should be going)
  4. A commitment to diversity and amplifying the voices that haven’t traditionally been at the front of the room in arbitration
  5. Helping arbitrators spread the word about their services and find quality work
  6. Creating opportunities for students to learn about arbitration, get involved with the field, and share their writing and research
  7. A shared focus between international arbitration and domestic arbitration
  8. Comfort with technology and an eagerness to explore how tech is pushing the boundaries of practice
  9. Openness to wide ranging partnerships with providers, law firms, chambers, and academic programs
  10. Engagement with with the communities of practice on listservs, panels, and on social media

The arbitration community is vital, global, and open to what’s ahead.  Newly minted lawyers and arbitrators around the world are reinventing the practice of arbitration as you read this.  Innovative dispute resolution practitioners and lawyers are embracing the disruptions wrought by the pandemic, and leveraging the lessons learned to keep the practice nimble, modern, and relevant. 

Online arbitration (OArb), mixed-mode, judicial arbitration, and med-arb are pushing the frontiers of practice and inventing new ways to meet the needs of parties.  We think the promise of arbitration — faster, better, fairer outcomes — is brighter than ever. 

We are proud of the work the team has done bringing this vision into reality, and we hope that the new Arbitrate.com (accompanied by our newsletter Arbitration Today) will pave the way for the next century, cementing arbitration’s vital role in conflict management and dispute resolution.

Welcome!

Colin and Amy

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Amy Schmitz

Professor Amy Schmitz joined the University of Missouri School of Law and the Center for Dispute Resolution 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. Prior to teaching, Professor…

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Colin Rule

Colin Rule is President and CEO of Mediate.com. In 2011 Colin co-founded Modria.com, an Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) provider based in Silicon Valley, which was acquired by Tyler Technologies in 2017. From 2017 to 2020 Colin served as Vice President of ODR at Tyler. From 2003 to 2011 Colin was…

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