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24 judges take part in workshop on alternative dispute resolution

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Mandi , October 06, 2013
First Published: 18:13 IST(6/10/2013) | Last Updated: 18:16 IST(6/10/2013)

About 24 judges from Mandi, Kullu, Hamirpur and Bilaspur districts attended a six-day-long workshop at deputy commissioner's office auditorium here to learn to how to encourage mediation as the use of alternative dispute resolution to solve the long-pending cases to speed up justice system in the state in future.

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The workshop hosted by state legal services authorities and addressed by Shiv Kumar Sharma, a specialist of the issue and citizen of America.

"Mediation includes arbitration of conflicts through effective communication and negotiation, provides non-adversarial approaches to resolving conflicts amicably and peacefully and without the use of lengthy process of legal battle in the court that saves time, money and burden of cases on the courts," said Kumar.

"I am here to convince the judges of the adaptability, confidentiality and ability of alternative dispute resolution and to address needs and concerns for the success of mediation in India as alternative dispute resolution which is also a prime need of India's judicial system to speed up justice system," said Kumar.

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