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Me, Myself and AI

Sponsored by the Mediation Council of Illinois Mediate.com

Presented by Mediate.com’s CEO Colin Rule and VP  Dr. Clare Fowler

AI is not going to replace mediators any time soon, but mediators with AI will increasingly take cases away from mediators without AI

Colin Rule

With all of this technology available:

  • what do you actually need?
  • how do you use it?
  • what are your clients expecting?
  • how can you get ahead of the AI tidal wave?

By the end of this training, you will have the tools to automate your:

  • Marketing
  • Calendaring
  • Scheduling
  • Reframing
  • Invoicing
  • Evaluation
  • And take a look at what is coming next!

Day 1: How AI and Your Mediation Process Overlap.

This session begins with practical tips for using LLM AIs like ChatGPT, Bard, Claude, and more to handle administrative tasks, synthesize complex information, market your practice, and draft your agreements

Walk away from this training with a clear 3-month plan for jumpstarting, revising, or streamlining your career.

Then you will have 1 week of homework to prepare for our next session, on Sep 29th.

Day 2: Make the Robots Work for You!

This session will cover specific questions as we incorporate these tools into your practice.

  • What are the ethical considerations?
  • How do we make it easy?
  • How can this save us money?
  • How do we know it is trustworthy?

CLE and CEU:
Mediation Council of Illinois can provide 6 hours of Continuing Legal Education for licensed Illinois attorneys, and 6 hours of Continuing Education Units for licensed Illinois LCSW, LCPC and LCP practitioners.

CEU credits for mental health professionals sponsored by Margaret Powers.

You will have on-demand access for 12 months of all video and presentation materials.

The recorded training will be available the first week of October.


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, in 2017.  Previously, from 2003 to 2011, Colin was Director of Online Dispute Resolution for eBay and PayPal.  Further, Colin co-founded Online Resolution in 1999, one of the first online dispute resolution (ODR) providers, and served as its CEO and President.  Colin also worked for several years with the National Institute for Dispute Resolution in Washington, D.C. and the Consensus Building Institute in Cambridge, MA.

Colin is the author of Online Dispute Resolution for Business, published by Jossey-Bass in September 2002, and co-author of The New Handshake: Online Dispute Resolution and the Future of Consumer Protection, published by the ABA in 2017. Colin received the first Frank Sander Award for Innovation in ADR from the American Bar Association in 2020, and the Mary Parker Follett Award from the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) in 2013. Colin holds a Master’s degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in conflict resolution and technology, a graduate certificate in dispute resolution from UMass-Boston, a B.A. from Haverford College, and Colin served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Eritrea from 1995-1997.  You can read many of Colin’s articles and see some of his talks at colinrule.com/writing.


Clare Fowler is Executive Vice-President and Managing Editor at Mediate.com. Clare received her Master’s of Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law and her Doctorate in Organizational Leadership, focused on reducing workplace conflicts, from Pepperdine University School of Education. Clare also coordinated the career development program for The Straus Institute dispute resolution students. In addition to her editorial duties at Mediate.com, Clare coordinates online case management for ADR programs, agencies and courts.

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