Julia Morelli specializes in organizational assessment and development, the use of technology, and cultural issues in dispute engagement. For over twenty years she has worked with technology and currently serves as a mediator, facilitator, and manager.
As president of Holistic Solutions, Inc., she offers training, consulting, and uses a variety of conflict engagement modes including mediation, facilitation, coaching, and online dispute resolution.
She serves as executive director of The Capitol Connection, a nonprofit telecommunications service organized to support the educational and community outreach missions of George Mason University. Through her work at Mason, she provides training, facilitation, and coaching services within the university and mediates at state agencies throughout Virginia.
Daniel Rainey is a principal in Holistic Solutions, Inc. (HSI ), an adjunct faculty member in the dispute resolution programs at Creighton University, Dominican University, the University of the Pacific (McGeorge School of Law) and Southern Methodist University, and chief of staff for the National Mediation Board. From 1978 through 1990, he was a faculty member and administrative faculty member at George Mason University.
He is currently a fellow of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution, a member of the board of directors of the InternetBar.Org (an NGO dedicated to the use of technology to enhance access to justice), co-chair of the Ombudsman Committee of the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, a member of the advisory board for Modria, a for-profit online dispute resolution company, and a member of the board of directors of the Northern Virginia Mediation Service.
He is a leading alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and online dispute resolution (ODR) educator and practitioner. A teacher of graduate university courses in mediation, negotiation, conflict theory, international dispute resolution, and ODR, Dan brings an interest in the impact of information and communication technology on all forms of conflict engagement to his work. He was one of the instructors for the first university ODR course (at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst), and 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.
Dan is a member of the editorial board of Conflict Resolution Quarterly, and is one of the editors-in-chief of the International Journal of Online Dispute Resolution. He is an author/editor of the award-winning book, Online Dispute Resolution Theory and Practice, and numerous other book chapters and articles about ODR and ADR. He recently joined the International Mediation Institute’s Task Force on ODR
Jeffrey M. Aresty is an attorney and past chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law’s Information Services, Technology, and Data Protection Committee and the founder and current President of InternetBar.Org, Inc. (IBO). Among his accomplishments are initiating and directing the “ Computer College” program (1983-1987) that assisted lawyers in bringing computers into law practice and co-founding the ABA’s TECHShow in 1987. He co-edited three books on cross cultural influence in international business and e-commerce for the ABA, titled “The ABA Guide to International Business Negotiations.”
David Leffler maintains a law practice in New York City. He principally serves small, entrepreneurial companies in connection with business formation, contract negotiation, fund raising and intellectual property matters. Mr. Leffler often acts in a business advisory capacity with regards to early stage companies.
Robin Page West is an attorney with more than 30 years of complex litigation experience. She has served as editor-in-chief of the American Bar Association’s Litigation Journal, and as a mediator for the Baltimore City courts.