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Courts Congestion: Judge Urges Lawyers To Acquire Mediation Education

Sunday, 8th October 2018

"Justice Jumoke Pedro of a Lagos High Court on Friday urged lawyers to acquire training in mediation as part of efforts to reduce congestion of cases at the courts.

She spoke at the 4th induction ceremony of the Associate Mediation Advocates in Nigeria organised by the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates (SCMA) at Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse, Igbosere High Court on Lagos Island.

The mediation, as used in law, is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) used in resolving disputes between two or more parties with concrete effects.

Typically, a third party, the mediator, assists the parties to negotiate a settlement without recourse to the courts."

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