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Daniel Rainey is currently a Fellow of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution, a member of the Board of Directors for the InternetBar.Org, and a founding member and founding Board Member, and Chair of the Governance Committee of the International Council for Online Dispute Resolution (ICODR).  He is the Co-Chair of Working Group 3 of the ODR Task Force for the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, and  Co-Chair of the International Mediation Institute’s Online Mediator Competency Task Force.  He is an immediate past member of the Supreme Court of Virginia’s Access to Justice Commission, Self-Represented Litigants Committee, and he recently joined as an Observer the Uniform Law Commission’s Study Group on the Singapore Convention on Mediation.

He has developed graduate level ODR courses for several universities, in addition to skills-based ODR training for dispute resolution centers and professional associations.  As a consultant, he has worked with clients in the the development of ODR resources, intercultural negotiation skills, Ombudsman programs, and organizational conflict engagement programs in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

He is one of the Editors-in-Chief of the International Journal of Online Dispute Resolution.He is also an author/editor of the award-winning book, Online Dispute Resolution Theory and Practice (2nd edition published in 2021), and numerous other book chapters and articles about ODR and ADR.  A workbook for online mediators, Making Friend With the Fourth Party, is due to be published in mid-2022.

In September, 2017, he retired as the Chief of Staff for the National Mediation Board, and in October, 2017, at the Association for Conflict Resolution annual conference, he received the Mary Parker Follett Award for innovation in dispute resolution.

For a list of selected publications, click here:  Publications

For a Vita with selected experience, click here:  VITA

For a list of memberships and associations, click here:  Memberships

The COVID-19 social distance measures have not eliminated the need for guidance and training related to online dispute resolution – in fact, it may have intensified the need.  Currently, Daniel is working on a number of consulting and training projects:

For a list of events and projects in which Daniel is involved, click here:  Events


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