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Program to Address Technology in Dispute Resolution


Technology is affecting every aspect of our lives, including the way that we problem solve and resolve disputes. Professor David Larson and other guest speakers will analyze online dispute providers such as and Cybersettle and attempt to resolve a problem relying on dispute resolution software during an upcoming Ramsey County Bar Association CLE program on March 6 at Hamline University.

The program will consider whether the avatars that live in virtual worlds such as Second Life can help us resolve disputes. Speakers will discuss how online communication differs from face-to-face communication and the benefits (and dangers) of using video and audio technology. They also will explore how lawyers can serve a new generation of young clients who will demand professional services that utilize the technologies they already use every day.

Professor David Larson (above) frequently speaks at programs in the United States and abroad and publishes professional articles on topics related to how  technology can help lawyers improve their ability to solve client problems. His recent publications are available at

This program on March 6 will be held from 12:30-4:15 p.m. Time: 12:30 to 4:15 p.m. (registration from 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.) at the Hamline University Drew Science Building, Room 305 (computer lab). The cost, which includes lunch, is $55 for RCBA members; $80 for non-members, and free for law students ($10 for lunch only). Three (3) Standard CLE credits and  ADR credits will be applied for. To register, contact the RCBA office at (651) 222-0846, send an email to, or register online with a credit card at