Graham , the lead organiser for this conference, is a lawyer/mediator who has long been involved in legal tech including co-founding the legal update services Lawtel and developing the original QUILL solicitors accounting and time recording system. Graham has been at the forefront of developments in ODR for over 20 years. A Fellow of the National Centre for Technology and Dispute Resolution at UMass (Amherst) , Graham designed and had developed the first two ODR systems in the UK. Graham is a member of both the ODR Advisory Group and the ADR Working Group ,appointed by the Civil Justice Council (CJC) of England and Wales to advise the UK's Ministry of Justice on the role of ODR and ADR in a modernised civil justice system . The recommendations in the ODR Advisory Group Report for an online court has now been accepted by Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunal Service and the first pilot is in operation.
Graham has been invited to advise courts and governments on introducing ODR into the justice system including the courts and justice departments in British Columbia, Ukraine, the UK and Serbia as well as the Council of Europe.