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The Supreme Court of India Mediators present the first event of its Lecture Series. This lecture series has been designed to cover and highlight the importance of Mediation in India and worldwide.
The 1st lecture of this lecture series intends to cover some of the basic aspects of the topic as to what the pandemic has shown us is how interrelated our lives are, how resilient we can be, how we can transform old habits to ensure our mutual survival.
What of the old habits of adversarialism in litigation?
The litigation environment is so toxic that ADR must be seen not as some alter ego of the judicial system (hiding in its shadow) but as the very antidote itself to the hostile virus promoted by adversaries in combative and positional litigation.
Is mediation a separate and isolated area or can the skills of mediation be introduced into the skills of "lawyering" and judging?
Are the skills and concepts of conciliation and mediation easily transferable into the formal adversarial system thereby transforming the adversarial world into a more collaborative and problem solving one. Can mediation be used to transform the traditional litigation system into a platform for peacemaking?
Is there a place for peace advocates in our court room for both the lawyer and judge?
How can Peace Jurisprudence foster access to justice and promote the rule of law?
About the Speaker
The Hon Justice of Appeal Vasheist V Kokaram was elevated to the Court of Appeal of Trinidad and Tobago in March 2020 having served as a Judge of the Supreme Court for eleven years.
Prior to his appointment to the bench in 2009 he was a partner in the firm MG Daly and Partners specialising in industrial relations, public law, international trade and mediation.
He served as a temporary High Court judge in 2006 on a "backlog reduction" project in which he began the use of judicial mediation. He serves as a certified judicial settlement officer from 2009 to date in Judicial Settlement Conferences (JSCs) in commercial, family and appellate matters. He has conducted JSC training sessions for Registrars and Family Court judges and is a certified Judicial Trainer, UCL Judicial Institute.
Justice Kokaram was the Chair of the Court Annexed Mediation Pilot Project in 2010 and currently a member on the ADR Implementation Committee in the Supreme Court, Trinidad and Tobago.
Suruchii Aggarwal, Advocate & Mediator
Vote of Thanks
Sandeep Narain, Advocate & Mediator
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