IBO Academy 2019/2020

The Concept

5 billion people have unmet justice needs around the world – the existing legal marketplace cannot be fixed to serve them; a layer of justice is being built online to meet these needs;  its foundations will be ethical, technological, and global. New skill sets will be needed to serve this marketplace. IBO Academy will get you ready.

A part of JusticeHub Innovation Lab, the IBO Academy seeks to provide innovative training and expert knowledge on the Justice Layer of the Internet across the globe, create an understanding of how our justice systems have failed us, and how we as individuals and collectively can create reform and change the world through innovative practices and technology.

With IBO’s expanding reach, expertise and reputation as the leading standards setter, we believe that the IBO Academy will play a powerful role in enhancing the rule of law around the world and changing processes that no longer serve the people. The IBO Academy can and will assist in creating good governance and shifting the culture in how we address injustice and lack of fairness.

The Difference

  • Each program will be introduced and promoted by a prior 45 minutes to one-hour webinar broadcast to solicit registrations for the substantive course to follow.
  • Each substantive program is a maximum of three hours long, offered in one hour online segments making it digestible and easy to access.
  • Promotional webinars are free to all and substantive programs are free to IBO members. Non-members will pay a $149 registration fee for substantive programs.
  • Our team of experts includes globally recognized teachers, trainers and professors deeply experienced in the subject matters taught.
  • Cutting edge training in topics unavailable anywhere else will result in the issuance of digital certificates on the ODEM.io blockchain platform.
  • Global recognition of the successful completion of these programs will benefit those who participate in them.
  • Chance to get involved and make a difference by improving access to technology and training which prepares participants to deliver Justice at the Level of the Internet.

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Courses

Program One

“Justice For All” – We address why the world needs a Justice Layer of the Internet, how the legal systems of the world have failed us, explore the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and discuss what it means to follow a social justice agenda today. This program also sets the stage for all the other programs the IBO Academy has to offer and addresses the following four sections of the JusticeHub Innovation Lab: Legal Aid, Climate Justice, Criminal Justice, and Human Rights.

Includes: Podcast, Webinar, Reading, Real-World Examples, and taught by Subject Matter Experts Jeff Aresty and Larry Bridgesmith

Live Date: June 28th, 2019 at 1:00 pm EST

Program Two

“Who Governs Internet Law & Why Does it Matter?” – We will look at the complicated issue of internet governance, answering: What is internet governance? Who governs internet law and who should? We will also introduce the notion of trusted online communities and the concepts of digital identity and global citizenship.  

Includes: Podcast, Webinar, Reading, Real-World Examples, and taught by Subject Matter Experts Jeff Aresty and Dan Rainey

Live Date: July 26th, 2019

Program Three

“The Identity Layer of the Internet and Privacy” – In this class, we will introduce self-sovereign identity, what it is, and how it relates to blockchain technology innovation. We will also discuss how technology businesses stole privacy and the fight to get it back through international standards.   

Includes: Podcast, Webinar, Reading, Real Examples, and taught by Subject Matter Experts Jeff Aresty and Kristina Yasuda.

Live Date: August 30th, 2019

Program Four

“Controlling Online Content” – We will review and discuss why young people need to be at the table when we make decisions and laws about online content, how hate speech is addressed and how it should be, censorship, behavior on the internet, and privacy concerns.  

Includes: Podcast, Webinar, Reading, Real Examples, and taught by Subject Matter Experts Jeff Aresty and Linda Seely

Live Date: September 27th, 2019

Program Five

“Business Models for Fairness and Freedom” – The phenomenal growth of digital media has sparked a craze for content. Who owns it? How do we protect it? In the first part of this course, we explore the western view of Intellectual Property followed by frameworks for fairtrade protection.  

Includes: Podcast, Webinar, Reading, Real Examples, and taught by Subject Matter Experts Jeff Aresty and Dan Rainey

Live Date: October 25th, 2019

Program Six

“Role of Government in the New Economy” – In this program, we discuss the government’s role in distributing identity, and the realization, recognition, and legitimization of e-commerce and taxation. We also address how the rule of government will affect the creation of the economy of tomorrow.  

Includes: Podcast, Webinar, Reading, Real Examples, and taught by Subject Matter Experts Jeff Aresty and Linda Seely

Live Date: November 22nd, 2019

Program Seven

“Contracts Today” – In this course, we address current best practices for creating contracts, and the future of contracts on the blockchain.

Includes: Podcast, Webinar, Reading, Real Examples, and taught by Subject Matter Experts Jeff Aresty and Larry Bridgesmith

Live Date: December 27th, 2019

Program Eight

“The Future of Virtual Currency” –  Learn the current state of virtual currency regulations, and how it functions as an innovation in payment and reputation building.

Includes: Podcast, Webinar, Reading, Real Examples, and taught by Subject Matter Experts Larry Bridgesmith and Dr. Adel Elmessiry

Live Date: January 31st, 2020

Program Nine

“Maintaining Relationships, Preventing Disputes & Online Resolution Techniques” – This program is for professionals interested in learning about how online interactions are transforming the field of law and creating new legal disputes, and who are looking to take elements of their practice online or who wish to seek out new opportunities to practice in the area of online communication, commerce and disputes.

Includes: Podcast, Webinar, Reading, Real Examples, and taught by and Subject Matter Experts Dan Rainey and Larry Bridgesmith

Live Date: February 28th, 2020

Program Ten

“Creating a Revenue Model for Legal Aid” – In this program, we address the current state of legal aid, creating capacity, and innovative models for funding that save money and time. This course is for administrators, practitioners, and concerned individuals. We also address the impact this can have on the following populations: veterans, homeless, and Indigenous.

Includes: Podcast, Webinar, Reading, Real Examples, and taught by Subject Matter Experts Linda Seely and Ann Pruittt

Live Date: March 27th, 2020

Program Eleven

“Achieving Climate Justice Through Cultural Change ” – In this course, we will discuss promoting green sustainability as well as social awareness through art, song, and entertainment and the impact it has had on the movement. We will also address the latest developments in environmental revolution and reform.

Includes: Podcast, Webinar, Reading, Real Examples, and taught by Subject Matter Experts Jeff Aresty and Steve Wolfson

Live Date: April 24th, 2020

Program Twelve

“Achieving Criminal Justice Through Technology” – Our justice system has a problem. Rather than a force for good, for keeping the good people of society safe from the criminal element, it has been tainted. It has been used to oppress the powerless and to keep the powerful safe from retribution. It has been used to invade poor communities and tear their families and communities apart. In this program, we address the lack of legal defense for the masses and how a fair and equitable system can be achieved through open source technology.

Includes: Podcast, Webinar, Reading, Real Examples, and taught by Subject Matter Experts Jeff Aresty and TBD. 

Live Date: May 29th, 2020

Program Thirteen

“Negotiation in Cyberspace” – Negotiation skills are often learned by doing and “hit or miss” at best. The added distance and asynchronous nature of negotiation over the Internet require even greater skills than face-to-face bargaining. This program provides web based experiential learning in the skills of negotiation on the Justice Layer of the Internet. Technology tools are introduced, explored and used to expand the capabilities of Internet negotiation.  

Includes: Podcast, Webinar, Reading, Real Examples, and taught by Subject Matter Experts Dan Rainey and Larry Bridgesmith

Live Date: June 26th, 2020

Program Fourteen

“Mediating Internet Disputes” – Mediation in civil and pre-litigation disputes has continued to increase in popularity and value to participants. Facilitating dispute resolution over the Internet calls upon technology proficiencies and mediation skills somewhat different than onsite mediation. This program will provide experiential learning in the exercise of Internet problem solving as an impartial third party.

Includes: Podcast, Webinar, Reading, Real Examples, and taught by Subject Matter Experts Linda Seely and Larry Bridgesmith

Live Date: July 30th, 2020

Program Fifteen

“Managing Bioethical Conflicts” – Some of the most intransigent conflicts involve the choices to be made in clinical settings. Families are often called upon to make life and death decisions they never anticipated or prepared for. When a family member is incapacitated, the stakes are even higher. This program will address the foundational bioethics principles and how to manage them in our digital era.

Includes: Podcast, Webinar, Reading, Real Examples, and taught by Subject Matter Experts Larry Bridgesmith and Dr. Bruce White.

Live Date: August 21st, 2020

Program Sixteen

“Legal Project Management” – The mantra of “better, faster, cheaper” has come to characterize business in the global marketplace. In turn legal services are being transformed into a new business model based on efficiency, price predictability and transparency in a client centric legal marketplace. This program introduces the practices, principles and skills of legal project management (LPM) used by law firms and legal departments to predict and manage the execution of legal projects on time, on budget without compromising quality.

Includes: Podcast, Webinar, Reading, Real Examples, and taught by Subject Matter Experts Larry Bridgesmith and Brian Pike.

Live Date: September 25th, 2020

Program Seventeen

“Implementing Emerging Technologies” – Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cybercurrency, Smart Contracts and many more tech phrases have arisen to provide challenges and opportunities for legal service providers. Legal ethics codes now require licensed attorneys to “stay abreast” of emerging technologies that impact client rights and remedies. This course will introduce how these technologies intersect with the justice system and how they can promote Justice at the Layer of the Internet.

Includes: Podcast, Webinar, Reading, Real Examples, and taught by Subject Matter Experts Jeff Aresty, Larry Bridgesmith and Dan Rainey.

Live Date: October 22nd, 2020

Past Courses:
Practical Technology Tools

Online Dispute Resolution for Legal Practitioners

Expertise in Online Mediation

Collaboration 2.0

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