ODR.com’s CEO Colin Rule has been announced as the 2023 recipient of the D’Alemberte/Raven Award from the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section. Colin will be recognized at the May 11th Award Ceremony at the 25th annual ABA DR Spring Conference in Las Vegas:
The D’Alemberte Raven Award award honors Talbot D’Alemberte and Robert D. Raven, who each held the unique position of being both ABA Presidents and Chairs of either the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution or its predecessor ABA Special Committee.
Rule took the position of CEO of Mediate.com in June 2020, having previously served as the company’s first General Manager in 1999 (See: “Online Dispute Resolution Pioneer Colin Rule Named Mediate.com CEO”). Rule spun his first ODR company, OnlineResolution.com, out of Mediate.com in 2000, creating one of the world’s first ODR providers. In 2003, Colin became the first director of ODR for eBay and PayPal. In 2011, Colin co-founded Modria.com, where he was CEO and COO. Tyler Technologies acquired Modria in 2017, and Rule then became Tyler’s first vice president of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR). Soon after taking the reins at Mediate.com, Rule led the creation of ODR.com.
In notifying Colin of his prestigious award, ABA Dispute Resolution Section Chair Brian Pappas stated the following: “As you may know, the D’Alemberte Raven Award recognizes the development of new and innovative work in the dispute resolution field. Your professional career has exemplified the mission of the Award by exhibiting excellence in innovation; particularly in the area of technology and online dispute resolution.”