Date: 15 – 17 May, 2017

Venue: Lagos

 Course Objective

Alternative  Dispute  Resolution  (ADR)  has  in  recent  years, gained widespread recognition and approval among Judges, Lawyers and the general public. Rule 15 (3) (d) of the 2007

Rules of Professional Conduct for legal Practitioners, mandates lawyers to inform their clients of the option of ADR mechanisms before resorting to or continuing litigation on behalf of their clients. The huge preference for ADR can be explained by the in- creasing caseload of conventional courts that result in inordinate delays, the awareness that ADR is quite cheaper than litigation, a preference for confidentiality, and the desire of some parties to have greater control over the selection of the individual (s) who will decide their dispute. The success rate of ADR methods in speedy  and  amicable  resolution  of  various  kinds  of  disputes makes it even more compelling.

The Intensive Training Course, which will be anchored by seasoned ADR professionals, is designed to impart negotiation, mediation and arbitration skills on participants. It promises to be highly interactive as participants will be engaged in role plays simulated from live disputes.

Selected Themes to be covered during the Training

Anatomy of Conflict; Overview of the ADR Processes; The Law and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration; Introduction to Negotiation and the Negotiation Process, Introduction to Mediation  and  Essential  Skills in  Mediation,  Mediation  Role Plays; The Place of ADR in the Legal Profession; Law and Practice of Arbitration in Nigeria; ADR and the Criminal Justice System; Enforcement of Arbitral Awards, The Concept of a Multi- door Courthouse and the Interface between Courts and the Multi- door Courthouse etc.

 Target Audience

Private Legal Practitioners (particularly those in commercial law, civil and criminal law practice), Lawyers in Banks, Insurance Companies, Mortgage Institutions, Regulatory Agencies, Company Secretaries, Academics, Labour Unionists, Legal Advisers, Judges of various Courts, Magistrates, State Counsel, Law Officers in Government Agencies, Administrative Officers in Government Ministries and Parastatals, Law Enforcement Officials, Administrative Officers in Private Organizations and Companies, as well as other interested participants.

Fees, Payment and Contact Details
Course Fee: N120, 000 (One hundred and Twenty thousand Naira only) covering course materials, tea and lunch.
Venue: Ayo Ajomo Auditorium, NIALS, University of Lagos Campus, Akoka, Lagos State.

For further enquiries, please contact:
Castro: 08103192313
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Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (University of Lagos Campus) P.M. B. 12820 Lagos, Nigeria Email:
Tel: (+234)8103192313

Supreme Court of Nigeria Complex
Three Arms Zone Central District Abuja.
Tel: (+234)8103192313


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