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The Law Society of Singapore, 39 South Bridge Road (map)

Public CPD Points: 30.0

Practice Area: Family

Training Level: Intermediate

About the Course

The Law Society of Singapore and MiKK e.V. International Mediation Centre for Family Conflict and Child Abduction (“MiKK”) is proud to jointly organise  the "Cross-Border Family Mediation Training" in Singapore. 

This 50-hour advanced training course will cover the relevant legal aspects of international family conflicts, differences in national family legislation, the 1980 and 1996 Hague Conventions, (the Brussels IIa Regulation) as well as the best interest and the voice of the child.  Participants will be introduced to tools and methods for mediating high conflict cases.  Drawing on the experience of the trainers and participants, participants will examine the issues associated with mediating across cultures.  

Training Objectives 

- Qualify practising family mediators to mediate cross-border family disputes, including international child abduction, access and custody cases.

- Participants who are qualified to practise mediation in their own country and have successfully completed this training course may join the international MiKK pool of Cross-border Family Mediators.

Training Methodology

This interactive training utilizes plenary and practical sessions, including case studies, role plays and small group exercises, with participants having the opportunity to provide and receive feedback.

About MiKK

MiKK is an internationally recognized NGO that has been working for over 10 years to promote and organize mediations relating to international family conflict.  MiKK provides a free multilingual and advisory service for affected parties and works closely with central authorities, lawyers, courts and other organizations worldwide.  The concept employed in MiKK’s training was developed and piloted in the EU Civil Justice project, “Training in International Family Mediation 2010 – 2012”.  MiKK trainers have conducted similar seminars in many countries including Australia, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kosovo and Russia.

Who Should Attend

Lawyers from ASEAN countries who practise mediation or are involved in international family law cases.  A maximum of 24 participants will be accepted for the course.

Trainers

• Christoph C. Paul – Lawyer, Notary, Mediator, Trainer, Chairperson of the Board of MiKK

• Ischtar Khalaf-Newsome – Family Lawyer, Mediator, Trainer, Head of MiKK Advisory Service

• Michael Ford – Lawyer, Mediator, Trainer, Legal Assistant of MiKK

For more information on the programme, please click here.