Matterhorn Selected for Manhattan ODR Pilot

The New York State Unified Court System (UCS) has awarded Matterhorn the contract for their ODR pilot program. We are excited to work with the UCS to implement an online dispute resolution (ODR) platform for New York County Small Claims located in Manhattan, part of the Civil Court of the city of New York.

Expand Access to Civil Legal Services in New York

“In its 2013 Report to the Chief Judge of the State of New York (“UCS”), the Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services in New York (now known as the New York State Permanent Commission on Access to Justice, the “Permanent Commission”) recommended that the New York State Unified Court System (UCS) explore piloting an online dispute resolution (ODR) platform for civil court cases.

The UCS has long embraced mediation as an alternative means for resolving disputes. After consideration of the Permanent Commission’s recommendation, the Administrative Board of the Courts authorized the exploration of an ODR pilot program.”

Excerpt from the New York State Unified Court System’s Request for Bids for ODR System Design

We look forward to working with Assistant Deputy Counsel Diana Colón and the entire UCS team to increase access to justice in New York City and beyond!

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