Online mediation training programme for Judicial Officers begins

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Nov 10: The Mediation and Conciliation Committee of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir began second phase of 40 hours online mediation training programme for Judicial Officers of Union Territories of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh on the first day of opening of Darbar move in Jammu.
The patron–in–chief of the Mediation and Conciliation Committee, Chief Justice Gita Mittal has made the mediation vibrant in both the UTs. She is very much concerned that all the Judicial Officers should be trained so that they are prepared and equipped with the theoretical and practical tools and skills to successfully prevent, manage and resolve disputes between the contesting parties through proper analysis, mediation and dialogue so as to save litigant parties from financial loss and also save their precious time.
Chairman, Justice Tashi Rabstan, alongwith members of Mediation and Conciliation Committee, Justice Sindhu Sharma, Justice Rajneesh Oswal and Justice Javed Iqbal Wani have approved and devised the module of training for Judicial Officers .The chairman has further emphasized the need for training and preparedness of the Judicial Officers so as to reduce the pendency of cases in the courts, especially of those cases which are of trivial nature.
Resource persons, who are imparting training through virtual mode, include , Sr Adv J P Singh, Adv Veena Ralli , Adv Sumit Chander and Adv Mitali Gupta.
The various topics in the training module include: Bargaining, Mediation in action, Batna and Watna, Communication and Mediation, Interactive sessions, Empathy with neutrality, Perceptions, Mediation process, Pvt Session /joint session, Impasse, Role played by the participants, Settlement writing, Role of referral Judge, cases appropriate and in-appropriate, Evolution of law on Mediation.
The co-coordinator, Masarat Roohi said that under the patronage and guidance of Patron –in-Chief Gita Mittal, the Chief Justice of the High Court of J&K and members of the committee, online mediation training programmes have become possible so frequently and it will be her endeavour to organize such mediation training sessions for all the Judicial Officers of the Union Territories.