Partners Serbia, in cooperation with the Serbian Bar Association Academy, is organizing a 2-day training “Mediation Advocacy – Representing Clients in Mediation”, on March 31- April 1, in Belgrade.
This training is a part of the “Serbia Pilot Court Mediation Project”, implemented by Partners Serbia, in cooperation with the Bar Association of Serbia, and support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Serbia. This project, also obtained support of the Supreme Court of Cassation, Judicial Academy and Ministry of Justice. Overall goal of the project, which includes work with the Bar Association and four pilot courts and is to increase judicial efficiency, by resolving the existing and reducing the inflow of new court cases, through a more efficient use of mediation, both before and during the court proceedings.
The goal of this training is to enable lawyers to improve their mediation advocacy skills, by selecting cases suitable for mediation, advising and preparing their clients for the mediation process, and providing high quality legal representation and negotiation skills, in order to enable their clients to achieve quick and efficient resolution of their disputes.
Lecturers at this training are Dragana Cuk Milankov, psychologist and mediator, and Blazo Nedic, lawyer, regional mediator of the World Bank Group, and President of the Serbian National Association of Mediators (NUMS).