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ICODR Podcast Episode 18: ODR in Courts in Canada and Cyberjustice with Dr. Nicolas Vermeys

Similar to the phrase “fit the forum to the fuss,” the type of dispute should determine the the type of ODR tool that is used. In this episode, host, Ian Macduff, talks with guest, Dr. Nicolas Vermeys about a variety of topics related to incorporating ODR into Courts in Canada. Episode highlights include a discussion of the following:

  • An overview of the PARLe odr platform
  • The JusticeBot project
  • Cyberjustice
  • Two views of how AI can be used in ODR
  • ODR as a public service

About Nicolas:

Dr. Vermeys is the Director of the Centre de recherche en droit public (CRDP), the Associate Director of the Cyberjustice Laboratory, and a Professor at the Université de Montréal’s Faculté de droit.

Nicolas is a member of the Quebec Bar, and a certified information system security professional (CISSP), and is the author of numerous publications relating to the impact of technology on the law.

His research focuses on legal issues pertaining to artificial intelligence, information security, developments in the field of cyberjustice, and other questions relating to the impact of technological innovations on the law. He is often invited to speak on these topics by the media, and regularly lectures for judges, lawyers, professional orders, and government organisations, in Canada and abroad.


Nicolas Vermeys

Nicolas W. Vermeys, LL.B. (Université de Montréal), LL.M. (Université de Montréal), LL.D.(Université de Montréal), CISSP, is a professor at the Université de Montréal’s Faculté de droit, the co-director of the e-commerce masters’ program offered by the Faculty of Law at the University of Montréal in collaboration with HEC Montréal and… MORE >


Ian MacDuff

Ian is Teaching Fellow, Centre for ICT Law at Auckland Law School. He was, until June 2016, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Dispute Resolution Initiative at Singapore Management University. He previously taught at Victoria University of Wellington for a number of years. He has been a practising… MORE >

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