In European countries, 80% of disputes in court proceedings are resolved without trial by means of mediation. In the United States, mediation is an unconditional attribute of the legal system. Gradually, mediation in Ukraine is becoming more and more visible and an indispensable tool in the legal profession.
On June 27-28, 2018, the “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” Program, with the support of the Project “Quality and Accessible Legal Aid in Ukraine”, conducted a two-day inter-module training for 24 lawyers of the second hundred on “Mediation. Basic skills. The role of lawyer in mediation”. The training was conducted by experienced mediators and trainers Roman Koval and Alyona Horova.
The training was devoted to the basic topics that cover the mediation process:
- approaches to conflict resolution;
- the role of a lawyer in mediation;
- the difference between positions and interests in the mediation process;
- mediation strategy towards bias ;
- the principles of mediation and mediator ethics.
The lawyers took advantage of the knowledge gained during the “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” Program. Since the beginning of the first module, the participants of the Program has been mastering the emotional intelligence and ways of resolving conflicts.
The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not reflect the view of the “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” Program, the Ukrainian Bar Association, the Bar Association of Legal Aid Providers, the Quality and Accessible Legal Aid in Ukraine Project, the Canadian Bureau for International Education, or the Government of Canada and the Law Enforcement Section of the United States Embassy in Ukraine.
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The Program was developed during 2016-2017 with the support of The Quality and Accessible Legal Aid Project with an expert contribution from the Canadian Bar Association. In 2018, the “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” Program is being implemented by the Ukrainian Bar Association and the Bar Association of Legal Aid Providers, with the support of the United States Embassy and The Quality and Accessible Legal Aid in Ukraine Project funded by the Government of Canada and implemented by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE).