Technology Helps to Drive Down Costs and Expedite Cases
Los Angeles, California—CourtCall, the nation’s leading legal technology provider for remote appearances, and Arbitration Resolution Services Inc., (ARS), a leading technology provider in online dispute resolution, have entered into an agreement which will allow federal, state, county and municipal courts and businesses across the country the option of sending cases to online arbitration and mediation.
“We are very excited about the alliance with ARS,” said Robert V. Alvarado, Jr., Esq., CEO of CourtCall. “ARS has built an excellent platform for arbitration and mediation, and we see great potential for growth in this area, as more and more courts and attorneys embrace this innovative technology.”
“This partnership is, without a doubt, going to speed up the wheels of justice and move cases through the dockets,” said Mark Norych, president and general counsel of ARS. “So many simple matters get tied up in time-consuming and expensive litigation, and having the ability to more efficiently settle disputes is a win for all parties. CourtCall is a technology leader in facilitating hearings and depositions by telephone and video conferencing, so incorporating our online dispute resolution services into their offering is a very logical and natural fit.”
CourtCall is the premier company in the United States providing telephonic and video conferencing services to more than 2,000 courtrooms across the nation and Canada. The company’s Remote Appearance Platform allows attorneys, plaintiffs, defendants, witnesses and interpreters to make virtual court appearances. The obvious benefits are a tangible savings in travel time and expense, as well as reduction in traffic, parking and security in and around courthouses. Since its inception, CourtCall has facilitated millions of appearances before thousands of judges on behalf of hundreds of thousands of lawyers.
ARS is revolutionizing the field of dispute resolution through its cloud-based ADR and ODR programs. ARS offers its users virtual arbitration and mediation services in the comfort of their own businesses, offices or homes without ever having to make a personal appearance. Its combination of a digital evidence submission process along with video and telephonic conferencing, now powered by CourtCall, makes resolving client/customer/business disputes a very simplified, cost-effective and private alternative to litigation.