About Badri Prasad Bhandari
Badri Prasad Bhandari is a practicing attorney admitted to Nepal’s Supreme Court. He works as a consultant to national and international organizations in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Nepal. In 2001, he was assigned as a mediation expert for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Nepal. As a coordinator for ARD, Inc. (Tera Tech International/USAID) Rule of Law Program in Nepal, he and his team implemented a court-connected mediation program.
While pursuing a Master’s Degree at Pepperdine University, Dr. Bhandari mediated small claims, temporary restraining orders, and limited jurisdiction cases in Los Angeles County Superior Court. In addition to his formal education in dispute resolution, Dr. Bhandari has served as a mediator and trainer in dispute resolution techniques conducted in conjunction with various national and international ADR providers.
Dr. Bhandari has presented at ADR conferences including as a panelist at the 12th ABA ADR Conference held in San Francisco in 2010, and as a panelist at the Mediators Beyond Boarder’s (MBB) 5th Annual Congress held in Baltimore, MD in 2012. In 2013, he spoke at the Nepal Mediators Society’s third annual conference.
Dr. Bhandari has been a member of MBB since 2010 and the Nepal project leader for MBB International. He was an onsite mediator and trainer at Harwell Institute, LLC and its affiliate, Miracle Mile Mediation, Los Angeles (2014-2015). He has been a member of the Nepal Mediators Society since its establishment and currently serves as an advisor to the Society.
Dr. Bhandari’s early law practice included working as a defense attorney. As the scope of his consultancy expanded to policy formation and research on the implementation of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Nepal, he began practicing civil and commercial litigation, and provided legal advice to national and international non-governmental organizations. Dr. Bhandari’s practices includes but is not limited to:
- Commercial law
- Real property law
- Labor management dispute
- Foreign investment law
- Civil right protection law
- Issues under mediation and arbitration law
- Local self-governance law
Dr. Bhandari was a treasurer of the Appellate Court Bar Association Patan and a National Council member of the Nepal Bar Association. He has also served as a member, member secretary and coordinator of different committees formed by the Nepal Bar Association and Appellate Court Bar Association.
Dr. Bhandari has been a mediator since 2002 and has mediated several hundred cases. He was appointed a mediator by the mediation center of the Supreme Court of Nepal, Patan Appellate Court, which is now The High Court Patan. His mediation experience includes the following cases and area of laws:
- Disputes related to trade and business law
- Disputes arising under corporation and partnership laws
- Real property law
- Family law issues with a focus on separation, partitions, custody and maintenance
- Neighborhood laws