Partners Serbia, in cooperation with the Bar Association Vojvodina, organized a presentation “The Role of Lawyers in Mediation”, which was held on 12 June 2018 in Pancevo. Over 30 judges, attorneys and legal trainees attended the event.
Ana Toskic, the Executive Director of Partners Serbia, presented the basic principles of mediation, and the legal framework for mediation in Serbia. Stanka Simonovic, the president of the Pancevo Higher Court, underlined the relation between mediation and court proceedings. Tanja Dugonjic, Attorney-at-Law and mediator, and Srdjan Gligoric, Attorney-at-Law and mediator, presented the advantages of the mediation, the role of mediator, as well as the role of lawyers in different stages of mediation.
This event is a part of the “Bar Association Mediation Project” supported through Matra Embassy Program funding, Kingdom of the Netherlands. The overall objective of this Project is to strengthen the rule of law and access to justice by raising capacity of the bar association for the use of mediation in resolving disputes.