Topic: Mediation as an Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism (ADR).

 

As a country whose judicial system is clogged with a staggering number of cases, we are reaching a breaking point where the judicial system will fail to deliver. It has now become imperative to find alternative means and mechanisms to provide relief. This is acknowledged by the Supreme Court very often.

The Chief Justice of India, Hon Shri S.A Bobde, recently emphasised the need for pre-litigation mediation and had also asked the Bar Council to explore degree or diploma courses in Mediation in colleges. While, this will take its own course, it is important for students to get our students exposed to Mediation.

Mediation is an alternative to going to courts for matters which do not have a question of law. It involves a certain level of communication skills which will nip the problem in the bud.

These skills are essential for lawyer students in the way that they can probe a client (Client Counselling) better to get to the crux of the matter as the training is a lot on focussed communication. It helps them to take a more humane approach to the interactions with people in general.

In recent years, meditation has become an essential skill for law students and from my experience in courts, the following reasons serve to buttress this belief. Moot Court competitions based on mediation have become very popular with the students.

Mediation helps with personality development for lawyers in areas of negotiation, active listening, and interpersonal communications and makes them future ready.

The students get an edge at the moot courts which have become an integral part of the life the law students. This has become a channel for career options in law, especially in countries outside India.

The Lecture Series (One and a half hours including a Q&A session)
Includes an insight into courtroom cases and real mediation cases as the trainer Ms. Meena Waghray has experience being in the courts as a lawyer and as being a practicing mediator. Her sessions have a practical rather than a theoretical insight.
{One and a half hours including a Q&A session}.



Trainer Profile:

Meena Waghray is the founder and Chief Mediator of outofcourt.in and is an internationally trained mediator with AdR Group London.
She is trained and mentored by  Mr.Thomas Valenti from ValentiLaw.Com in all her initiatives.

She works extensively with students as she is a visiting faculty at the prestigious Army Public School, K Kamaraj Road, Bangalore. She teaches the Legal Studies an elective to the 11th and 12th standard CBSE students.
She has conducted seminars, street plays and improvisation theatre with the APS students to promote mediation at a very early stage.

She has over two decades of experience in handling cases in Trial Courts, Debt Recovery Tribunals, Consumer Forums, and the Karnataka High Court.

A dissertation with the National Law School of India University (as a part of the PGDCL program at NLSIU, Bangalore), with Bangalore Mediation Centre, under the guidance of Justice Chandrashekar, got her interested in mediation. She sees the wisdom in resolving matters through mediation rather than clogging the courts. Her firm belief is that it saves relationships. That this process can be learned and used by the trained mediators instantly.

Her mode of reaching people is through training sessions, talks, writings, videos on mediation not only exemplify her passion but also help her disseminate it widely.

She has trained students from the 9th to 12th standard and the law students of law colleges of Bangalore which include PES College of Law, students of Ramaiah College of Law and private sessions with interested members.

The student mediators have performed brilliantly in mediation moot court competitions and win laurels not only in India but in international competitions as well. (See feedback VDO’s in the link below).
She mentors students from NLSUI (National Law School), for International Competitions like CDRC.

One of the student mediators Lipi Parashar, Christ University, Bangalore, from outofcourt has been invited by the World Mediation Organisation (WMO) to be a part of their global mediation team.
Most student mediators go on to win laurels at moot court competitions.

Meena is also an experienced yoga and meditation trainer with the Art Of Living and brings a unique dimension to the training based on her spiritual practice of acting from a calm space and not reacting. The teachings of Sri Sri Ravishankar Ji have a strong impact on the mediation modules.

The team of “outofcourt.in” could be contacted to coordinate with Meena Waghray,
for the following

  1. Intensive Student Mediation Training. (In the College or HIgh School)
    2. Guest lectures in the College.
    3. Visiting Faculty for Mediation (ADR).

Leave an email with your requirements to indiamediates@gmail.com or call 9886008282.

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