International Mediation Writing Competition Announced

The Weinstein International Foundation a non-profit organization dedicated to making mediation available and accessible worldwide in the face of increasing global challenges and conflicts, has announced an inaugural International Mediation Writing Competition. Law students from selected countries are encouraged to participate in the competition by writing a mediation brief on behalf of a client. Entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of judges, including one of the foundation’s Senior Fellows and designated representatives from participating law firms and law schools in selected countries, including Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Egypt, Ecuador, Mexico, Pakistan, Republic of Georgia, Romania and Singapore.

“This is a creative opportunity to raise awareness of the benefits of mediation, especially among the up-and-coming generation of young lawyers, while highlighting the impactful work of our Senior Fellow leaders in dispute resolution around the world,” said Jay Welsh, Weinstein International Foundation Board Member and Competition Chair.

The Weinstein International Foundation works through a global network of ADR-trained Senior Fellows from around the world, who have developed the cultural understanding and local knowledge necessary to promote the resolution of conflict through mediation and other dispute resolution practices, in their own countries and beyond. Senior Fellows leading the International Mediation Writing Competition in their respective countries are: Ximena Bustamante (Ecuador), Eleni Charalambidou (Cyprus), Sherif Elnegahy (Egypt), Constantin-Adi Gavrila (Romania), Tat Lim (Singapore), Ruslan Mirzayev (Azerbaijan), Fernando Navarro Sanchez (Mexico), Nudrat Ejaz Piracha (Pakistan), and Giorgi Tsertsvadze (Republic of Georgia). To learn more about the Foundation’s Senior Fellows and co-sponsoring organizations in their respective countries, click here.

“I believe this competition will help bring renewed focus on the importance of written mediation advocacy as part of an overall mediation strategy in my region,” said Senior Fellow Tat Lim (Singapore).

“There is a need for the wide dissemination of advanced dispute resolution services (ADR) in Pakistan, and this competition will help strengthen the skills of young lawyers, so that they will be able to manage future mediation needs in Pakistan,” said Senior Fellow Nudrat Piracha (Pakistan).

“Students are the future of mediation, and this competition will help develop a local culture of mediation, as well create as an integrated international network for ADR professionals,” said Senior Fellow Giorgi Tsertsvadze (Republic of Georgia).

Additional details regarding specific requirements of the International Mediation Writing Competition, application process and deadlines can be found by contacting the Senior Fellows leading the International Mediation Competition in their respective country.  Their contact information is listed on the Weinstein International Foundation website. For general information regarding the International Mediation Competition, click here.

Winners of the top award in each country will receive a $1,000 prize.

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