LEADR – Students Program

(Code: ITP08)
Alternative Dispute Resolution is no longer an alternative process. It has now become one of the premier methods of resolving disputes, whether they arise in trade or commerce, business or family.

It is now manifestly clear to both practitioners and legal educators that a comprehensive professional exposure to ADR is necessary to engage in cutting-edge and high-quality law practice. Effective conflict resolution skills help consultants and professionals to prevent destructive conflicts and assist clients in managing and resolving disputes.

Mediation has developed into a mainstream dispute resolution process for commercial disputes. Mediation is not only about conflict and resolution; it is about maintaining relationship and adding value. Both aspiring neutrals and advocates should know the scientific themes and stages of mediation as well as the variety of styles, techniques and process of mediation and advocacy. Business and commercial mediation has developed into a sophisticated form of managed negotiation, where the resolution has to satisfy the needs and interests of the parties and help to build great relationships. It has grown beyond the skills of the mediators alone. Lawyers play most often an active and useful role during the mediation. He assists his client throughout the process, usually in a collaborative and constructive manner. Lawyers are normally trained to focus narrowly on a formatted case, regulated by the process of the court. Mediation forces them to take a much wider view.

The changing role of a lawyer as a dispute resolution specialist, bringing in specialist representation in mediation has raised the standard, credibility and acceptance of mediation. Unlike the role of a lawyer in litigation, in mediation advocate is not present principally to convey his client’s case to the mediator and the other side. He has an equally important role as his client’s adviser. To that extent the mediation advocate has to release the client from the confines of the legal ‘box’ and allow the mediator to investigate any wider agenda or needs, while at the same time using the legal case as a frame of reference with which to ascertain realistically the client’s best and worst alternatives to a negotiated agreement. They can help their clients achieve outcomes that may be unattainable in a courtroom or arbitral tribunal.

LEADR Program

The LEADR Program (Leadership in Efficacious Advocacy & Dispute Resolution) is offered to law students introducing them to options to transform law practice to the intended goal of effective justice delivery.

Experienced and highly knowledgeable trainers introduce you to the theory and concepts of efficacious justice delivery mechanisms through the theory of consensual dispute resolutions mechanisms and collaborative advocacy, principled negotiation standards and facilitative mediation techniques, with introduction to Neuro Linguistic Programs to develop rapport and identifying the underlying interests and to develop options for resolving such disputes.

The Program is an intensive, immersive, skills-oriented course designed to be highly interactive during the entire two days. In addition to lecture and discussion of efficacious justice delivery, negotiation, mediation and mediation advocacy, students will be engaged with roleplays and activities, which will expose them to a blend of scholastic learning and experiential learning, preparing them to new cutting-edge law practice and an opportunity to transform themselves.

♦ This program is normally held only in association with law schools and colleges.

For more details, contact Ms. Iram Majid, Administrator – LEADR - Mail to training@arbitrationindia.com

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