BIMACC will be conducting the First National Mediation Competition for accredited mediators on Saturday, 11th August 2018.
- Participation can be only by teams of two members each.
- Each of the contestants should be an accredited mediator having undergone a minimum of 40 hours training and certified by BIMACC or any of the High Courts in India or an Institutional not-for-profit ADR centre.
- Registration application should be accompanied by copy of accreditation certificates of the team members.
- Each team and its members will be assigned a unique code number by the organisers.
- The participant or the team should use only the given code on the documents required to be submitted during the competition.
- The competition will have a written Qualifying Round, Opening Statement Round, Quarter Finals, Semi-Finals and Finals.
- The Qualifying Round will have written Quiz of 25 questions to be answered in 20 minutes. Each correct answer will carry one mark. (No negative marks)
- Certain questions will have an ( * ) mark. If correctly answered and in the event of a tie at any stage during the competition, the maximum number of ( * )marked correct answers will be considered to break the tie.
- Teams securing the top 12 spots in the Qualifying round will enter the Opening statement Round
- In the Opening Statement Round, each team will be judged separately on its opening statement skills. The time per team for this round will not be more than six minutes. This round will carry a maximum of 30 marks per team.
- Each Opening Statement Round shall be conducted simultaneously for all the qualified teams.
- The team members should share the allotted time almost equally from the Opening Statement Round onwards.
- The Opening Statement Round, the Quarter-Finals and the Semi-Finals will be judged by two members.
- Teams securing the top eight positions in the Opening Statement Round will qualify for the Quarter-Finals.
- Each Quarter-Finals will occur simultaneously.
- Cases assigned will be different in each of the rounds.
- Each round will have different set of parties and advocates assigned by the organisers.
- The competition would cover every basic aspect of structured mediation.
- Please note that except for the written round, all other rounds would be conducted as pre-litigation mediation and not court annexed mediation.
- The time span given for each team is 45 minutes for quarter fials, one hour for semi finals and 120 minutes for Finals.
- The event being a National level competition, English shall be used by the participants.
- The marks will be given for courtesy and mannerism; opening statement; handling of joint and private session; communication skills; negotiation skills; confidence building process, breaking impasse and settlement process.
- Finals will have three judges appointed by the organisers
- The judges will allot points independently and the mean of the aggregate of the points given by each of the judges will determine the winners of the all oral rounds.
- Judges and organisers decisions will be final and no arguments or protest will be entertained.
- Time management will be strictly followed.
How to register
Registration: On or before 1 st July by payment of Rs. 1000/- as donation per team in favour of BIMACC by RTGS: A/c Name: BIMACC, Bank Name: Canara Bank,Bank A/c: 0793101030937, Branch: Nandidurg Road, Bangalore, IFSC Code: CNRB0000793.
BIMACC is a not-for-profit body and the amount collected as donation is to meet the expenses of the competition and to propagate mediation.
- Attractive prizes for the winning team and runners- up.
- All participants will get a certificate by BIMACC.
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