Asian International Arbitration Center (AIAC) with Director Datuk Sundra Rajoo (Vid /Podcast)

 

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I had the privilege to engage in a stimulating and thought-provoking conversation with Director Datuk Sundra Rajoo on the Expert Views on ADR (EVA) Vid/Podcast Show. He is the current Director of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) and president of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR). He is a Certified International ADR Practitioner (AIADR) and Chartered Arbitrator. He played an active role in transforming the AIAC into a sought-after arbitration centre in the Asian region, where the centre’s caseload grew massively from Twenty-Two (22) arbitration cases in 2010 to an accumulative total of Two Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty-One (2761) arbitration, adjudication and mediation cases in 2019.

Datuk Sundra is the Founding President of the Sports Law Association of Malaysia, Founding President of the Society of Construction Law, Malaysia and the Malaysian Society of Adjudicators, and Past President of the Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Grouping (APRAG). He is an Advocate & #solicitor of the High Court of Malaya, a Registered Professional Architect, a Registered Town Planner, and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Surveyors.

Datuk Sundra was an Adjunct Professor at the Law Faculty at the #university of Malaya and a past Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Built Environment, University of Technology and the Law Faculty at the National University of Malaysia. He is a former Deputy Chairman of the Adjudicatory Chamber of the Ethics Committee of the FIFA Council. He was conferred an honorary doctorate in law in 2015 from Leeds Beckett University, UK. He recently published the Law, Practice and Procedure of Arbitration in India (Thomson Reuters) and Standard Form of Building Contracts Compared (LexisNexis).

Datuk Sundra wears many hats, so I have left the links to his profile:

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In this episode, we delved into a range of thought-provoking questions, such as the meaning of arbitration and its role in resolving disputes, while examining the emergence of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), and assessing the impact of appropriate dispute resolution (ADR) on access to justice in Asia. We scrutinised the laws and regulations guiding the AIAC while touching on sports arbitration, Islamic rules and the challenges faced by arbitral institutions in today’s world.

Datuk indicated the achievements of the AIAC and the associations that have supported its growth. In furtherance, we examined the diversity of the Centre and the advantages it brings, as well as looking at the Malaysian Bar Association and the All China Lawyers Association and highlighting the notable achievements resulting from the Centre’s intervention. We also revealed the importance of protecting the data of practitioners registered with the AIAC and discussed ways in which the Centre could improve its usefulness and service in the future. Finally, we examined the requirements for joining AIAC and the qualifications necessary for membership.

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Creating Safe Spaces Via ADR: How can Employees in the US Report discrimination, harassment & bullying without fear of losing their Jobs with Kim Williams (Vid/Podcast)

 

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Title: Series 2: Creating Safe Spaces Via ADR: How can Employees in the US Report Discrimination, Harassment & Bullying without fear of losing their Jobs with Kimberly Williams

I was privileged to engage in a stimulating and thought-provoking conversation with Kimberly Williams on the Expert Views on ADR (EVA) Vid / Podcast Show. She is a former Diplomat and Vice President of People, Culture and Compliance. She is an Advisory Council Member and spokesperson for End Workplace Abuse. She is a thought leader, writer and Speaker on workplace bullying. Kimberly’s experience and empowering approach are influencing discussions on bullying in the workplace, motivating change and encouraging responsibility.

Kim wears many hats, so I have left the link to her profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberly-…

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In this series, we examined a range of questions on the abovementioned subject. Specifically, we analysed the effectiveness of Appropriate / Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in addressing bullying, discrimination, and harassment in the workplace and the laws /employers’ legal obligations to prevent and address such behaviours while examining the encouragement of reporting such incidents through ADR. Furthermore, we thoroughly analysed Kim’s personal experiences with bullying and explored the actions HR can take when facing similar situations.

 

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The Adoption of Resolution 500-American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates

On February 5, 2024, during the ABA Mid-Year Meeting held in Louisville, Kentucky, the ABA House of Delegates unanimously approved Resolution 500, which strongly urges the increased use of Early Dispute Resolution (EDR).

Resolution 500 states: “RESOLVED, that The American Bar Association (ABA) urges lawyers and all interested parties to increase the informed and voluntary use of EDR: party-directed, non-adjudicative approaches to resolving disputes in a time-efficient and cost-effective manner, including, but not limited to, direct negotiation, mediation, and ombuds.”

It is imperative to state that the EDR Committee acknowledges the support of former EDR Committee Co-Chair and ABA Dispute Resolution (DR) Section current Council member Mary Cullen and ABA Ombuds Committee Co-Chair Meg Willoughby, who worked with Ellie Vilendrer and Felicia Harris Hoss, the current co-chairs of EDR, in drafting the Resolution and supporting the Report.

Furthermore, they appreciate the current ABA DR Section Chair Ana Sambold, Past DR Section Chairs and current Delegates David Larson and James Alfini, DR Section Director Jennifer Michel, Past DR Section Chair Myra Selby, and Merril Hirsh for their sound guidance and support.

 Finally, the Committee is thrilled to have worked alongside the Resolution’s Co-Sponsors, the ABA Section of State and Local Government and ABA Senior Lawyers Division, and to have earned the support of the following: ABA Business Law Section, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, ABA Young Lawyers Division, and ABA Section of Government and Public Sector Lawyers.

 Please see the video of the presentations made at the ABA Mid-Year Meeting in support of the Resolution<https://www.americanbar.org/news/reporter_resources/midyear-meeting-2024/house-of-delegates-resolutions/500/>

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References:

ABA EDR Committee Co-Chairs 2023-2024, Ellie Vilendrer and Felicia Harris Hoss

ABA <https://www.americanbar.org/news/reporter_resources/midyear-meeting-2024/house-of-delegates-resolutions/500/>

What ADR Book Are You Reading? The Magic in Mediation with Author Ken Cloke #podcast #EVA

I am excited about the upcoming #podcast episode on ‘Expert Views on ADR (EVA) Vid/Podcast Show’ featuring a renowned ADR Legend and a thought leader in Dispute Resolution- Professor Kenneth Cloke. He is the Director of the Center for Dispute Resolution, a mediator, arbitrator, consultant, and trainer specializing in communication, negotiation, and resolving complex multi-party conflicts, including community, grievance and workplace disputes, collective bargaining negotiations, organizational and school conflicts, sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits, and public policy disputes, and in designing preventative conflict resolution systems for organisations.

He has mediated conflicts and taught dispute resolution in over 20 countries. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University School of Law, Harvard University’s School of Law and Amsterdam University’s Institute on Dispute Resolution. He is an internationally recognized speaker and author of Mediation: Revenge and the Magic of Forgiveness; Mediating Dangerously: The Frontiers of Conflict Resolution; The Crossroads of Conflict: A Journey into the Heart of Dispute Resolution; Conflict Revolution (1st and 2nd Editions); and The Dance of Opposites: Explorations in Mediation, Dialogue and Conflict Resolution Systems DesignPolitics, Dialogue and the Evolution of DemocracyWords of Wisdom; and co-author with Joan Goldsmith of Thank God It’s Monday! 14 Values We Need to Humanize the Way We Work; Resolving Personal and Organizational Conflict; The End of Management and the Rise of Organizational Democracy; The Art of Waking People Up: Cultivating Awareness and Authenticity at Work; and Resolving Conflicts At Work: Ten Strategies For Everyone On The Job (1st-3rd Editions) and The Magic in Mediation A Search for Symmetries, Metaphors and Scale-Free Practices– amongst others.

Prof Ken’s teaching includes mediation, law, history, political science, conflict studies, urban studies, and other topics at several colleges and universities.  He has done conflict resolution work in Africa, Armenia, Australia, Austria, #Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, China, #Cuba, Denmark, England, Georgia, #Greece, India, Ireland, #Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, #Pakistan, #Puerto Rico, #Scotland, #Slovenia, Spain, #Thailand, #Turkey, Ukraine, USSR, and Zimbabwe.

He served as an Administrative Law Judge for the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board and the Public Employment Relations Board, a Factfinder for the Public Employment Relations Board, and a #judge Pro Tem for the Superior Court of Los Angeles.

He received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley; J.D. from U.C. Berkeley’s Boalt Law School; Ph.D. from U.C.L.A.; LLM from U.C.L.A. Law School; and did post-doctoral work at Yale University School of Law.  He is a graduate of the National Judicial College and has taken graduate-level courses in a variety of subjects.

Kenneth Cloke is the key founder and leader of Mediators Beyond Borders (MBB). He has assembled a team of dedicated conflict resolution professionals to implement the mission of MBB. He is currently involved with MBB’s developing Rwanda project as the Board Liaison.

P.S: Grab a copy of the book (The Magic in Mediation A Search for Symmetries, Metaphors and Scale-Free Practices) on Amazon with the link  below:

<https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Mediation-Symmetries-Metaphors-Scale-Free/dp/B0CPHTQMPK>

 

Stay Tuned!

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Creating safe spaces via ADR: How can employees in the US Report Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying without fear of losing their jobs with Kimberly Williams

Looking forward to the podcast with Kimberly Williams on Expert Views on ADR (EVA) Vid/Podcast Show. She is a former Diplomat and Vice President of People, Culture and Compliance. She is an Advisory Council Member and spokesperson for End Workplace Abuse. She is a thought leader, writer and Speaker on workplace bullying.
Kimberly’s experience and empowering approach are influencing discussions on bullying in the workplace, motivating change and encouraging responsibility.
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Exploration into the Concept of Family Mediation with Award-Winning Podcaster Susan Guthrie, Esq (Video/Podcast)

 

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I had the honour and privilege of interviewing the award-winning podcaster Susan Guthrie, Esq, on Expert Views on ADR (EVA) Vid /Podcast Show. She currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and the Chair of the Section in the 2024-2025 Bar Year.

Susan is a nationally recognised Top Family Law Attorney and Mediator with over Thirty-two (32) years of unparalleled experience. She has successfully established a leading law firm in #connecticut and a #boutique Family Law and Mediation practice. Susan has been featured in and on media outlets such as CNBC, Market Watch, Forbes, NewsNation, Eye on #chicago, WGN, KROQ, WBLA, the ABA’s Just Resolutions Magazine, #newyork Lawyer Magazine, Thrive Global, The Independent, Medium, Authority Magazine, and She Knows amongst others. She is the creator and host of the award-winning The Divorce & Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq., ranked as one of the top 1.5% of podcasts overall in the world. Her new podcast, The Make Money Mediating Podcast, debuted in the iTunes Top New Business Podcasts Category. She wears many hats, so I have left the link to her profile below: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susaneguthrie

In this episode, we examined the various aspects of Family Mediation and its role in conflict resolution. We explored the similarities and differences between Family and General Mediation and the scope of matters covered under Family Mediation. We also discussed whether domestic violence can be mediated and the psychological impacts of power imbalances in Family Mediation.

Additionally, we provided an analysis of the legal enforceability of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, along with advice for potential users and those interested in people pursuing a career in family mediation. We also examined the future of International legal research via Podcasts, particularly in ADR or, in this case, Family Mediation. Finally, Susan revealed the various types of training her law firm (Forrest Woody Mosten) offers.

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Oakland Mediation Center (OMC) with Executive Director Charity Burke

Looking forward to the interview with Charity Burke on Expert Views on ADR (EVA) Vid / Podcast Show. Charity serves as the Executive Director of the Oakland Mediation Center (OMC). She has created several conflict resolution and advanced mediation training programs for the general public, volunteers at OMC, and community members involved in special education.

With over Twenty (20) years of multi-state experience in mediation, she has successfully mediated hundreds of cases, including personal injury, special education, pre-and post-judgment divorce, adult/child guardianship, EEOC, civil rights, general civil matters, landlord/tenant, and employment.

Stay Tuned!

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Series 3 ADR and Ombuds: A US Perspective with Megan P. Willoughby

Looking forward to the #interview with Megan Willoughby on Expert Views on ADR (EVA) Vid/ Podcast Show.

She is serving as the first faculty Ombudsperson for Villanova University. She is their confidential consultant for work-related conflicts.

In 2021, the American Bar Association (ABA) awarded her a Dispute Resolution Fellowship to hone her expertise in collaborative resolution. Meg is currently the Co-Chair of the Ombuds Committee in the  Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association. She is an Attorney and served as Subject Matter Expert in the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, where she enforced federal civil rights statutes in schools that received federal funding, from Pre-K through PhD programs.

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Series 1: Creating Safe Spaces Via ADR: How can Employees in the US Report Discrimination, Harassment & Bullying without fear of losing their Jobs with Tina Patterson

Looking forward to the interview with Tina Patterson on Expert Views on ADR (EVA) Vid /Podcast Show. She is a Principal at Jade Solutions LLC, a woman-owned, minority-owned small business.

Tina Patterson brings more than 20 years of experience providing consulting services in the areas of proposal management and grants management support, alternative dispute resolution, facilitation and conflict coaching support to a wide range of clients.

She is the co-chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section on Dispute Resolution’s Public Disputes and Consensus Building Committee.  In 2021, Tina was elected the CIArb North America Branch Vice Chair of Programs. Her training includes Mediating and Facilitating Environmental and Public Policy Disputes from Pepperdine University, participation in the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Environmental Public Policy (EPP) Diversity Mentoring Pilot Project, and training from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Ms. Patterson has extensive experience in software development, product management, and proposal development. She has been featured in the Association for Conflict Resolution’s ACResolution magazine for her Alternative Dispute Resolution work as well as in the United Nations Association of United States Interdependent magazine, Rolling Out magazine, the George Washington University’s Center for Excellence in Public Leadership newsletter for her community service work, and the United States Geo-spatial Intelligence Foundation’s Trajectory magazine for her work with Jade Solutions.

 

Stay Tuned!

 

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What ADR Book are you reading?‘Rising Above Office Conflict A Light-Hearted Guide for the Heavy-Hearted Employee.’

@Expert Views on ADR (EVA) Vid /Podcast presents #What ADR Book are you reading?

The idea behind this initiative is to encourage ADR Advocates, enthusiasts, practitioners and users or potential users of ADR to share ADR books they are reading or have read. The aim is to raise awareness of the benefits of utilising ADR to settle conflicts and disputes and make it a more widely recognised and utilised practice.

Currently, I am reading Professor Clare E Fowler’s ADR Book ‘Rising Above Office Conflict A Light-Hearted Guide for the Heavy-Hearted Employee.’

Excerpts from the book:

ANGRY ESCALATIONS

Most initial interactions, even with an angry person, are fairly benign. The problem with conflicts is when they escalate.

Let’s say you ask the new intern to grab more creamer for the office kitchen. He comes in the next day with almond milk creamer, and you wanted half-half.  Not a big deal, right? You let him know, and the next day he grabs half-half.  Now you have what you need to make your coffee taste like not-coffee.

But then, he does it again. He comes in with almond milk creamer! Now, clearly, the intern has disregarded your request on purpose.

What an insolent, entitled little snot. You extended him mercy the first time? Let your wrath rain down!

This could be a simple little conflict, right? Ask him why, and maybe tells you that the rest of the staff appreciated the almond milk creamer. Maybe he actually bought both types. Or maybe he is really just dim and forgot. This could be a simple conflict resolved with simple conversation.

But it escalated. You felt like your wishes were ignored.”

I must say that Professor Clare Fowler’s book is an absolutely indispensable resource for anyone seeking practical solutions to address workplace conflicts or disputes such as discrimination, bullying, and harassment. The insights and strategies presented within the pages of this book are universally applicable and can help prevent conflicts from escalating or effectively resolve those that have already done so. Employers who have not established an ombuds role are encouraged to get this book. From personal experience, I confidently endorse or recommend it as an effective tool for tackling workplace conflicts head-on.

So, what ADR book are you reading or have read? Have you encountered any exciting excerpts or quotes from an ADR book you would like to share? Let us continue the conversation and spread awareness about the importance of Appropriate Dispute Resolution!

With my Nigerian accent (lol), Grab your copy now from Amazon! And with my not-so-British accent, Do not hesitate to get hold of this book on Amazon! And in an American accent, “This book is awesome, You all! Don’t miss out – grab your copy from Amazon!” 

I look forward to hearing your insights!

 

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