New IMI Certified Mediator Training Program: ILS Centre for Arbitration and Mediation

IMI is pleased to announce that Indian Law Society’s Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (ILSCA) has been approved as meeting IMI’s competency criteria required of a Certified Mediator Training Program (CMTP) to deliver training in-person and online.

Consequently, individuals who successfully complete their CMTP will be eligible to become IMI Qualified Mediators should they choose to apply for such recognition with IMI and may benefit from joining the Young Mediators Initiative, including the IMI-YMI Mentorship Framework.

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About ILS Centre for Arbitration and Mediation

The Indian Law Society’s Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (ILSCA) was established on 3rd December 2016 by the Governing Council of the Indian Law Society with the primary aim of providing facilities for ad-hoc and institutional arbitration and mediation, both in domestic as well as international spheres. The ILSCA is a neutral, independent, non-profit organization, which facilitates the impartial administration of ADR proceedings. We are committed to create an environment wherein parties can work together to find long-term solutions to conflicts and tensions.

ILSCA is a first-of-its-kind arbitral and mediation institution in India, attached to an educational institution with a legacy of over a hundred years, established under the aegis of the Indian Law Society, whose main objective is to provide quality legal education. With the vision to promote the practice and culture of ADR, the ILSCA also conducts various webinars, certificate courses, mediation training programmes and diploma courses, among others, to impact the knowledge and skills of ADR among the students and the professionals alike. To support our vision, we have raised a state-of-the-art infrastructure situated in a separate designated building with facilities which help us achieve our commitment to promote a cordial and rational settlement of disputes between parties through arbitration, mediation as well as other methods of dispute resolution. In a short span since its establishment and active functioning, ILSCA has emerged as a preferred venue for the conduct of arbitral and mediation proceedings, and a popular Centre for participants seeking to train themselves in ADR.

Congratulations to ILSCA!

IMI Certified Mediator Training Programs, or CMTPs, meet international competency criteria for mediation training excellence. Individuals who complete CMTPs are able to become recognised as ‘IMI Qualified Mediators’. CMTPs can be searched here.

As of June 2021, IMI decided to recognize training delivered in part or entirely online as meeting the standards required of IMI CMTPs. Therefore, the Training Criteria now applies equally to programs that deliver training in-person, in hybrid formats, and online. View IMI’s training criteria.

The minimum standards for training that IMI has set has been accepted by the European Commission for Efficiency of Justice – “CEPEJ“ as the minimum European standard (and indirectly by the EU which accepts and looks onto Council of Europe standards – please see and the Memorandum of Understanding between the Council of Europe and the European Union). As such, IMI is the only organisation in the world whose standards have been adopted by an intergovernmental standard-setting organisation.

IMI is the only organisation in the world that transcends local jurisdictions to develop global, professional standards for mediators and advocates involved in collaborative dispute resolution and negotiation.

Interested in having your organisation’s training or assessment program appraised against IMI’s international standards? See how to Register a Program here

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