ADRIC 2021: Culture, Conflict and Confluence – A Webinar Series
Diversity & Inclusion Series
Technology and Culture–Sensitive ADR
Recorded October 7, 2021 (1.5 hours). Click here to view the recording
Attempts to practice standard (Western) mediation in traditional ethnic communities, for instance in sub-Saharan Africa or in Israel, have failed owing to the incompatibility of such mediation practices with the communities’ customs and traditions.
These traditional ethnic communities are more familiar with their traditional conflict resolution practices which they have come to accept as legitimate dispute resolution processes consistent with their value systems, policies, ideologies, ideas of justice, morality and other aspects of their cultures.
This webinar will address attempts at creating interface models between the standard (Western) mediation systems and these traditional conflict resolution practices and explore the prospect of using technology to implement such interface models. The goal of this webinar is to ensure that mediators are sensitive and competent when dealing with disputes among traditional ethnic communities.
David Shimoni PhD, is a co-founder and director of Goshrim Mediation Center in Israel, providing professional mediation services as well as mediation training. He is qualified by the Israeli Ministry of Justice to conduct the advanced training course in mediation and to certify mediators. He has been a mediator since 2001 and is a lecturer at the Beit Berl academic college in Israel. Full bio
His lecture on ADR in a traditional culture is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPoUZPHaU8c
Fordam Wara is a case services and professional development manager at ADRIC. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and is also licensed to practice law in Minnesota, U.S.A. He obtained his Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. His doctoral research was about law reforms as tools for transforming the interface of dominance by the state statutory system over the customary rights of communities. Full bio
His article on ADR in sub-Saharan Africa is available at https://www.adrnotable.com/adr-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-paper-by-fordam-o-wara/
Gary Doernhoefer has been a senior executive and general counsel in multiple successful start-ups. He is the founder of ADR Notable, LLC. He founded ADR Notable after collaborative work with faculty at the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University, studying the potential benefits of greater use of ADR by the airline industry. Gary was just named one of the Top 20 Legal-Tech CEOs for 2021 by Technology Innovators. Full bio
His interview is available at https://www.technology-innovators.com/adr-notable/
Professional Development Accreditation:
- ADRIC Continuing Education & Engagement (CEE) points: 2 points/hour
- Law Society of British Columbia: 1.5 hours
- Law Society of Saskatchewan: 1.5 hours
- Accreditation pending from all Law Societies across Canada