Portrait of Orna Rabinovich-Einy

Online Courts Research Webinar: March 24, 2020 2PM Eastern

“Are disparities in court outcomes inevitable? Empirical insights from Online courts” on March 24, 2020 at 2PM Eastern Time. We will talk with Orna Rabinovich-Einy and Avital Mentovich from the University of Haifa. They will discuss their research on online courts in the US.

Online Courts Research Webinar Details

When: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2PM EST
Where: online via Zoom

Orna Rabinovich-Einy, Associate Professor of Law, University of Haifa

Hear from University of Haifa researchers Orna Rabinovich-Einy (Associate Professor of Law) and Avital Mentovich (Assistant Professor of Criminology).

Rabinovich-Einy and Mentovich compare outcomes in online and in-person court cases. Their study includes cases handled on Matterhorn.

Our judicial system has long operated under the assumption that it can only be “impartial enough,” This presentation (based on a joint research project with J.J. Prescott, U. Michigan) explores the ability of technology—specifically, online judicial procedures—to eliminate systematic outcome disparities correlated with the visible identity markers of litigants.

The recent rise of online hearings and courts holds promise as a potential catalyst for transforming the status quo and for further mitigating group-based outcome disparities. These innovations not only have the ability to make physical group-based attributes such as race, gender, and age less salient, but they change the nature of communication in litigation and the structure of the decision making process, potentially uncovering the sources of long-hidden structural tendencies toward disparity if not implicit bias.

The team presented their research at the International ODR Forum in October, 2019. We wanted to provide the opportunity for those who did not attend the ODR Forum to hear and participate in a discussion about their findings.

Why Attend?

Hear from the researchers about their study of online courts and what they have discovered.

This online courts webinar will interest professionals interested in online adjudication, online plea negotiation, and online court processes, including judges, court administrators, and prosecutors.

Through attending this webinar, participants will:

  • Be introduced to research on online court proceedings and case resolution outcomes
  • Be able to ask questions, hear the questions of other participants, and hear the answers to questions
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