PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ZipCourt, Inc. launched its online courtroom service today to address the growing need for fast, efficient dispute resolution. ZipCourt has an elegant, clean design and can handle a range of disputes, from simple disagreements to more complex disputes on nearly every issue. ZipCourt is an effective tool for companies and people interested in reaching a fair and correct resolution, but without the hassle and expense of litigation or traditional arbitration.
ZipCourt was founded on the belief that litigation and traditional arbitration can be burdensome, costly and time-consuming. "We believe that individuals and corporations would welcome resolving many of their disputes online," said Craig Harding, CEO and Founder of ZipCourt. "Our unique technology dispenses with aspects of litigation and traditional arbitration such as discovery, scheduling conflicts and in-person hearings. Instead, a ZipCourt dispute is quickly and fairly submitted to a neutral party, who considers the evidence and the parties' arguments, and rapidly comes to a decision which is fair and economical."
ZipCourt achieves those objectives by using certain features and terminology from traditional arbitration. The process involves visiting the ZipCourt website, registering an online dispute, after which the other party will be contacted by ZipCourt. Importantly, ZipCourt awards can be enforced through the court systems. The ZipCourt process conforms to the United Nations' evolving international standards for online dispute resolution.
ZipCourt was founded by Silicon Valley attorney Craig Harding in February 2011 and operates next to Stanford University. The product was designed with significant input from students at the Stanford Law School. Currently on the Board of Advisors is the Dean of Stanford Law School, Larry Kramer and Gary Benton, Founder and Chairman of the Silicon Valley Arbitration Center. Anja Manuel is on the Board of Directors and is a graduate of Stanford and Harvard Law School. She is also a principal alongside former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley at RiceHadley Group, LLC. For more information about ZipCourt, please visit www.zipcourt.com.
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