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Great Reads Book Club – Colm Brannigan and Marc Bhalla (interviewed by Colin Rule)

In this edition of the Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club, Colin interviews Colm Brannigan and Marc Bhalla, co-authors of the new book Online Dispute Resolution: Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow.

Colm Brannigan holds an M.A. in history and technology, an LL.B. from Queen’s University, and a LL.M.(ADR) from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. Colm is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the U.K. and holds the advanced designation of Chartered Med-Arbitrator through the ADR Institute of Canada. He has been a full-time ADR practitioner for over 25 years. Colm is an acknowledged expert in the development of online dispute resolution (ODR) and med-arb processes and provides ODR and med-arb training through the Canadian Collaborative for Engagement & Conflict Management (https://www.ccecm.ca/). Colm has been a part-time instructor teaching ADR in the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University and at Humber College. He is frequently a guest lecturer at Queen’s University, Osgoode Hall Law School and the University of Toronto and has also presented at continuing education programs and conferences provincially, nationally, and internationally.
Colm can be contacted by e-mail at [email protected] or through his website www.mediate.ca.

Marc Bhalla is a mediator, arbitrator, writer and professor based in Toronto. He practices online. Marc has a Master of Laws in Dispute Resolution from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he is now a faculty member. Marc is also faculty at York University’s Certificate in Dispute Resolution program and at the Canadian Collaborative for Engagement & Conflict Management, where he teaches Online Dispute Resolution and Arbitration. Marc has spoken from coast-to-coast across Canada and in the United States. He has delivered keynote presentations at conferences in Regina, Saskatchewan and for International Mediation Awareness Week. Marc has been widely published, including in a number of peer-reviewed academic journals. His first book, The Art of Role Play in Dispute Resolution Training, was released in 2020. Marc is an original member of Ontario’s first online tribunal, where he has mediated and adjudicated cases since 2017; however, Marc is presenting in a personal capacity and is not speaking on behalf of the Condominium Authority Tribunal. Marc represents the Province of Ontario on the Board of Directors of the ADR Institute of Canada.

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Colm Brannigan

Colm Brannigan is mediator and arbitrator in the Toronto area. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, holds an LL.M. in ADR, and is a Chartered Mediator and a Chartered Arbitrator through the ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC). An acknowledged Canadian expert in the development of online… MORE >

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Marc Bhalla

Marc Bhalla is a mediator, arbitrator, writer and professor based in Toronto. He practices online. Marc has a Master of Laws in Dispute Resolution from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he is now a faculty member. Marc is also faculty at York University’s Certificate in Dispute Resolution program and at… MORE >

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Colin Rule

Colin Rule is CEO of Resourceful Internet Solutions, Inc. ("RIS"), home of Mediate.com, MediateUniversity.com, Arbitrate.com, CaseloadManager.com and a number of additional leading online dispute resolution initiatives.  From 2017 to 2020, Colin was Vice President for Online Dispute Resolution at Tyler Technologies. Tyler acquired Modria.com, an ODR provider that Colin co-founded,… MORE >

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