Indian Mediation Week- ADR Summit- Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore And Mumbai (8th-15th December, 2019)


4 Dec 2019 3:47 PM GMT

  • Indian Mediation Week- ADR Summit- Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore And Mumbai (8th-15th December, 2019)

    Indian Mediation Week (IMW) is India's Largest Student-run Access to Justice Campaign (4000+ Student Volunteers in 65 law schools across the country). Started in 2017 by Odrways (now Sama), one of top 12 ADR centers recognized by Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India, it aims to tackle the challenge of lack of awareness of mediation services in the general public of India.

    Based on the motto "Suljhao, Magar Pyaar Se", IMW has conducted over 4000+ mediation awareness drives across 65 cities of India with directly engaging with over 1.5 lakhs people and in the process sensitizing over 50 lakh people across the nation. Click here and here to know more. The event is recognized by the Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India and Hon'ble Justice Madan Lokur, Former Member, Supreme Court Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee (MCPC), and the last edition was held in collaboration with Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog.

    Based on the progress and success of the event, we have been encouraged for the 3rd edition (IMW'19) to be expanded to a larger scale. In 2019, IMW is hostingADR Summit in four major cities of India:

    1. Kolkata (8th December 2018), at National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. 2PM- 5PM

    Theme: Promoting ADR and technology in Courts

    2. Delhi (10th December 2018), at Constitutional Club of Delhi, 10AM- 1PM

    Theme: Promoting ADR and technology in Government Disputes

    3. Bangalore (12th December 2018), at Bangalore International Center, 3PM- 5PM

    Theme: Promoting ADR and technology in E-commerce Disputes

    4. Mumbai (7th January, 2020, 2:00-5:00 PM), at Bombay Stock Exchange, 10AM- 1PM

    Theme: Capacity Building for Arbitrators and Mediators in India; Felicitation of Top Student Ambassadors of IMW

    Some of the confirmed speakers include Governor of West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankar, G. R Raghavendra, Secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice, GoI, Sunil Chauhan, Director at National Legal Services Authority, Sachin Malhan, Co-founder, Agami, Bejon Misra, Former Chairman of Consumer Coordination Council (CCC), Surya, Programme Director at Daksh.

    The guest list for the event will include CEOs, Industrialists, MNCs, Banks, Traders associations, lawyers, mediators, Law Firm Partners, arbitrators, judges, ADR centers across India etc

    About Sama

    Sama is a totally new way to resolve disputes between businesses and customers, employers and employees, landlords and tenants, professionals and clients, or anyone else – fully online, in a fast and cost effective manner. This initiative is a collaborative effort of industry players and impact sector leaders such as Agami, Ashoka, Omidyar network, Trilegal, Vahura and more who selected ODRways (now Sama), a mediation services platform founded in 2015, as the team to build an Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) platform for the future.

    One of the first users of the Sama platform is ICICI Bank, one of the largest private banks of India, who has committed 10,000 banking disputes for online arbitration and online mediation.
    In order to continue handling larger volumes of cases by large industry players like ICICI Bank, there is an active search for more good quality mediators, arbitrators and case managers.

    To know more about Sama, click here.

    Case Management Workshop

    Hate the corp/lit binary? Become a Certified Case Manager and earn upto 25k per month!

    In these Summits, Sama co-founders, Pranjal Sinha and Akshetha Ashok, will be hosting the first of its kind ADR Case Management Workshops for the participants. After attending the full workshop, participants will be issued a certificate which states that they are qualified in ADR case management and they will be added to the Sama Database.

    As a Sama case manager, you will be handling the case fully online- through the platform or phone, therefore you can provide the services at a time and place of your convenience. While you are completing law school, you can earn upto 25k per month and gain real life dispute resolution experience as aSama Case Manager. All case managers will be given 10live cases to handle under Senior Arbitrators and Mediators in India. Once you complete your 10 cases, you will be eligible to beempaneled as a Sama Arbitrator or Mediator. To know more about Sama Arbitrators or Mediators, click here.

    Do you like the idea of resolving disputes? Are you the peacemaker in your group? Do you want to become a full time professional arbitrator or mediator? Start your ADR journey, by signing up for theSama Case Management Workshop at the ADR Summit.

    Call for Delegates for the ADR Summit:


    ▪ Interested Law students;

    ▪ Lawyers;

    ▪ Mediators

    ▪ Arbitrators

    ▪ Academicians in the field of Law; or

    ▪ Any interested person

    You can attend any one of the ADR Summits (Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi or Bangalore) and find out how ADR and technology is changing the way disputes are being resolved in India.

    How to Register?

    Interested law students and lawyers can fill registration form here



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