Indian Mediation Week [IMW]: Mumbai ADR Summit [Jan 7]: Register by Jan 5

About IMW

Indian Mediation Week (IMW) is India’s Largest Student-run Access to Justice Campaign (4000+ Student Volunteers in 65 law schools across the country). Started in 2017 by Odrways (now Sama), one of top 12 ADR centers recognized by Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India, it aims to tackle the challenge of lack of awareness of mediation services in the general public of India.

Based on the motto “Suljhao, Magar Pyaar Se”, IMW has conducted over 4000+ mediation awareness drives across 65 cities of India with directly engaging with over 1.5 lakhs people and in the process sensitizing over 50 lakh people across the nation. Click here and here to know more. The event is recognized by the Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India and Hon’ble Justice Madan Lokur, Former Member, Supreme Court Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee (MCPC), and the last edition was held in collaboration with Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog.

After successfully organizing the IMW Summits in three cities (Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore) in this edition, IMW is all set to host its closing ceremony in Mumbai on 7th January 2020.

Mumbai (7th January, 2020, 1:00-5:30 PM), at Bombay Stock Exchange, Mumbai

Theme: Capacity Building for Arbitrators and Mediators in India; Felicitation of Top Student Ambassadors of IMW.

The guest list for the event will include CEOs, Industrialists, MNCs, Banks, Traders associations, lawyers, mediators, Law Firm Partners, arbitrators, judges, ADR centers across India etc.

About Sama

Sama is a totally new way to resolve disputes between businesses and customers, employers and employees, landlords and tenants, professionals and clients, or anyone else – fully online, in a fast and cost-effective manner.

This initiative is a collaborative effort of industry players and impact sector leaders such as Agami, Ashoka, Omidyar network, Trilegal, Vahura and more who selected ODRways (now Sama), a mediation services platform founded in 2015, as the team to build an Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) platform for the future.

One of the first users of the Sama platform is ICICI Bank, one of the largest private banks of India, who has committed 10,000 banking disputes for online arbitration and online mediation. In order to continue handling larger volumes of cases by large industry players like ICICI Bank, there is an active search for more good quality mediators, arbitrators and case managers.

To know more about Sama, click here.

Case Management Workshop

Hate the Corp/Lit binary? Become a Certified Case Manager and earn up to 25k per month! In these Summits, Sama co-founders, Pranjal Sinha and Akshetha Ashok will be hosting the first of its kind ADR Case Management Workshops for the participants. After attending the full workshop, participants will be issued a certificate which states that they are qualified in ADR case management and they will be added to the Sama Database.

As a Sama case manager, you will be handling the case fully online- through the platform or phone, therefore you can provide the services at a time and place of your convenience. While you are completing law school, you can earn up to 25k per month and gain real-life dispute resolution experience as a Sama Case Manager. All case managers will be given 10 live cases to handle under Senior Arbitrators and Mediators in India. Once you complete your 10 cases, you will be eligible to be panelled as a Sama Arbitrator or Mediator.

To know more about Sama Arbitrators or Mediators, click here.

Do you like the idea of resolving disputes? Are you the peacemaker in your group? Do you want to become a full- time professional arbitrator or mediator? Start your ADR journey, by signing up for the Sama Case Management Workshop at the ADR Summit.

Call for Delegates for the ADR Summit


  1. Interested Law students;
  2. Lawyers;
  3. Mediators
  4. Arbitrators
  5. Academicians in the field of Law; or
  6. Any interested person


  1. Certificates on attending the ADR Summit
  2. Free Case Management Workshop
  3. Chance to be panelled as SAMA Mediator or Arbitrator
  4. No Registration fees
  5. Networking Opportunity

You can attend any one of the Mumbai ADR Summits and find out how ADR and technology is changing the way disputes are being resolved in India.

How to Register?

Interested law students and lawyers can fill the registration form here.


5th January 2020, 23:59 hours


Avnish Singh: +91-7903629219;

Anshuman Panigrahi: +91-9778888779

Rohit Sharma: +91-8697581888 or

Email: indianmediationweek[at]

For the agenda, click here.

Indian Mediation Week [IMW]: Mumbai ADR Summit

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