Online Dispute Resolution ACT

Creating technology-driven solutions to resolve millions of disputes at scale

Disputes are a healthy and essential aspect of a functioning democracy and market, but our current platforms of dispute resolution, most notably the courts, are not able to serve our needs due to huge pendency of cases. Issues of pendency, the cost of arbitration, and misconceptions around mediation are derailing both business and society. Even as we work to unclog the courts, we need large-scale, expedient, cost-effective, and trusted mechanisms of alternate dispute resolution. The E-ADR Challenge sought to identify the most promising ideas to create platforms that could solve disputes at scale.