Mohammad Abdul Halim 2018-10-17T04:40:12+00:00

MOHAMMAD ABDUL HALIM

Senior Fellow – Bangladesh

Mohammad Abdul Halim (“Judge Halim”) has served as a trial judge for over twenty-one years and is currently a District and Sessions Judge in Chottogram, Bangladesh.

About Mohammad Abdul Halim

Mohammad Abdul Halim (“Judge Halim”) has served as a trial judge for over twenty-one years and is currently a District and Sessions Judge in Chottogram, Bangladesh.

Having worked as a lawyer for four years, Judge Halim joined the Bangladesh judiciary as an assistant judge in 1998. He has extensive experience in the adjudication of civil, family, contract, tort, and criminal law cases.

Judge Halim is devoted to the development of dispute resolution in Bangladesh. He established the Bangladesh Conflicts Resolution Center (BCRC) to promote ADR awareness to lawyers and their clients involved in litigation. BCRC also conducts local mediations free of cost for those who are unable otherwise to afford its services. Judge Halim is the honorary president of BCRC.

Judicial Experience

Judge Halim’s judicial experience involves the adjudication of civil, criminal and constitutional cases including:

  • Property disputes
  • Commercial and contract disputes
  • Family matters and juvenile cases
  • Prisoners’ rights
  • Anti-drug and anti-terrorism

Mediation Practice                           

Judge Halim has promoted dispute resolution and the settlement of disputes for over twenty-one years as a judicial officer.  His interests in mediation include:

  • Real estate disputes
  • Commercial disputes
  • Insurance disputes
  • Revenue disputes
  • Land disputes
ADR Achievements and Training

  • Established the Bangladesh Conflicts Resolution Center (BCRC) to promote ADR awareness and provide pro bono mediation services (2016)
  • Awarded a Weinstein JAMS International Fellowship (2015)
  • Mediation Training at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles by the Center for Conflict Resolution, Los Angeles (2015)
  • Attended Envisioning, Designing and Implementing Court ADR: A Practical & Theoretical Program, University of California Hastings College of The Law, San Francisco, CA (2015)
  • ADR Training at Judicial Administration Training Institution, Dhaka, Bangladesh

ADR Teaching and Mentoring

Provides seminars, symposia, and workshops on dispute resolution processes and procedures as a lecturer at:

  • Narayanganj Law College, Narayanganj, Bangladesh
  • Premier University, Chattogram, Bangladesh
  • Darul Ahsan University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Publications and Education

Educational Qualifications  

  • LL.M, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (2016)
  • LL.M, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (1994)
  • LL.B (with Honors), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (1993)

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