JAMELA A. ALI

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MEDIATION IN GUYANA

"The true function of a lawyer is to unite parties riven asunder."
Mahatma Ghandi

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Mediator Profile

Ms. Jamela A. Ali is a Trained Mediator providing mediation and negotiation services in the administraton of justice and the settlement of disputes. Her diverse background in litigation and mediation serves as a valuable resource to clients, providing unique and innovative insight in practicing litigation avoidance by strategising and negotiating. Jamela is also a Trainer in Mediation.

Jamela ia a founding member of Mediation Services International, a rapidly growing mediation service provider globally and in particular Guyana, the wider Caribbean and the United Kingdom.

2003 - Appointed as a Mediator by the Supreme Court of Judicature of Guyana. Conducted successfully several court connected and other mediations, negotiations and facilitations involving family members, Guyana and international Companies and Guyanese.

Matters mediated include property disputes, mining law disputes, family law disputes -division of property, slander, religious disputes, monetary claims and damages.

24 May 2010 - Elected as Director to the Mediation Institute of Guyana Inc. (MIG) at its first Annual General Meeting.

August 2010 - Reviewed and contributed to the Strategic Plan designed for MIG.

8 June 2011 and 6 June 2012 - Elected as President of MIG (two years term limit) at its second and third Annual General Meetings. During the first year as President, Jamela initiated and managed the successful holding of the first Mediation Conference with an international presenter and the Chancellor of Guyana.

10 July 2013 - Elected as Director of MIG* at its fourth Annual General Meeting.

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Speeches

31 March 2008 - delivered a speech on Mediation and the Judicial/Legal process in Guyana and gave examples of successful mediations at a symposium held at the Suddie Supreme Court, Essequibo.

1st April 2008 - delivered a speech promoting the benefits of Mediation and the Judicial/Legal process and gave examples of successful mediations at a symposium held at New Amsterdam, Berbice.

A substantial portion of the speech on Mediation was published under the title AN INTRODUCTION TO MEDIATION in The New Guyana Bar Review Volume 2 Issue 1: May 2008 (A Guyana Bar Association publication).

30 June 2010 - delivered a speech on the “Benefits of Mediation and the Judicial Process in Guyana ” and also participated in a role play of a Mediation. 

28 October 2011 - delivered the Welcome Speech and another on "The Process of Mediation and the Benefits" at the Mediation Forum under the theme "Embracing the Potential of Mediation" hosted by MIG at Oceanview Hotel, Guyana.

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Mediation Training and Qualifications

Certificate in Mediator Skills Training

2003 - 24 hours course in Mediator Skills Training conducted by the Supreme Court of Judicature of Guyana & the Carter Center of Atlanta, USA and received a Certificate. Trainers included Canadian, American and Caribbean Mediators, Mr. Richard J. Moore, President of MDR Associates Conflict Resolution Inc. Canada, Mr. Steven Weller of Policy Studies Inc., Colorado, USA and Ms. Deborah Mendez-Bowen of Trinidad.

Mediation Training Session

7 April 2004 - follow up training session for all mediators on the Court Roster conducted by Messrs. Steven Weller and Richard J. Moore.

Refresher Course in Mediation

29 -30 March 2006 - 2 day Refresher Course in Mediation held by the Supreme Court of Judicature of Guyana, the GBA and USAID-GDCCR to encourage the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation in Guyana. Conducted by Ms. Donna Parchment and Professor Britton from the University of Guyana (UG).
 
Certificate in Advanced Mediation Training

28 November 2007 - 1 December 2007 - 32 hours Advanced Mediation Training conducted by Mr. Richard J. Moore, LL.B., C. Med., C.  Arb. from MDR Associates Conflict Resolution Inc., Ottawa, Canada on behalf of USAID-GDCCR Project & the High Court of the Supreme Court of Judicature of Guyana and was awarded a Certificate on Completion.

Refresher Advanced Mediation Training II

2 December 2010 - Refresher Mediation Training (8 hours) conducted by Dr. Steven Weller and Mr. Richard Moore and sponsored by USAID-GEP. Certificate awarded.

8 December 2010 - Advanced Mediation Training (8 hours) for Mediators by Dr. Steven Weller and Mr. Richard Moore and sponsored by USAID-GEP. Certificate awarded.

18 - 20 January 2017 - CPR related Mediation Training sessions by the Honourable Justice John Clifford Wallace, a Judge of the Ninth Circuit Court of the United States of America.

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MEDIATION TRAINER

Certificate as Mediation Trainer

26 - 29 March 2008 - 32 hours Training of Trainers Course conducted by Richard Moore, LL.B C. Med., C.  Arb. and Steven Weller, J.D, PhD on behalf of USAID-GDCCR Project & the High Court of the Supreme Court of Judicature of Guyana and was awarded a Certificate on Completion.

Certificate as Faculty Member

2 -5 April 2008 - Appointed as a Faculty Member and awarded a Certificate for service as faculty in Advanced Mediation Training of Mediators. Mediation Trainer for a group of 26 Mediators.

Facilitator/Trainer

14 - 17 May 2008 - Appointed by USAID GDCCR to serve as a Facilitator for the training of Mediators in the Advanced Mediation Training Course (32 hours) of 21 Mediators and was awarded a Certificate for service as faculty.

21 - 24 May 2008 - Training of Mediators in a Basic Mediation Training Course for Justices of Peace (JPs) and Commissioners of Oath (32 hours). Awarded a Certificate for service as faculty.

17 June 2009 - Appointed as a Facilitator by the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) to conduct a Public Consultation on the Draft Standard Specification for the Labelling of Retail Packages of Tobacco Products. See Kaieteur News 18 June 2009 Article.On the 30 June 2009, followed up as Facilitator/Chairperson at a Technical Committee of GNCB to arrive at a consensus.

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NEGOTIATION Training

3-4, 6 June 2011 - Negotiation Leadership Training conducted by Dr. Daniella Fridl and Ms. Jayne Nucete, of CIDCM and ICONS Project, sponsored by USAID/GEP, Guyana. Awarded a Certificate on completion.

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Conferences, Workshops, Symposiums attended

Mediation Meeting

31 March 2004 - follow up meeting on Mediation conducted by Mr. Steven Weller.

Mediation/Case Management Workshop

February 2005 - Mediation/Case Management Workshop in which the key presenters were Master Robert Beaudoin of the Superior Court of Justice, Ottawa, Canada and Mr. Ian Stauffer, Barrister and Judge of the Small Claims Court, Carleton, Canada.

Symposium ADR and Mediation

27 March 2006 - two hour symposium held by the Supreme Court of Judicature of Guyana, GBA and USAID-GDCCR to encourage the use of ADR and Mediation in Guyana. Ms. Donna Parchment, an ADR Consultant and CEO, Dispute Resolution Foundation, Jamaica along with Mr. Paul Hinds gave an overview of Mediation.

Symposium in Essequibo

31 March 2008 - two hour symposium to encourage the use of ADR and Mediation in Guyana which was held at the Suddie Supreme Court, Essequibo and sponsored by the Supreme Court of Judicature of Guyana, GBA and USAID-GDCCR. Delivered a speech on the benefits of Mediation and gave examples of successful mediations.

Symposium in Berbice

1st April 2008 - two hour symposium to encourage the use of ADR and Mediation in Guyana which was held at New Amsterdam, Berbice and was sponsored by the Supreme Court of Judicature of Guyana, the GBA and USAID-GDCCR. Delivered a speech promoting the benefits of Mediation and gave examples of successful mediations. See Stabroek News archives 3 April 2008.

Conference - Dispute Resolution & Restorative Justice

9-12 July 2009 - American and Caribbean Law Initiative (ACLI) Conference on Dispute Resolution and Restorative Justice in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and received a Certificate of Participation.

Conference on Alternative Dispute Resolution

30 June 2010 - Public Forum on Alternative Dispute Resolution and delivered a speech on the “Benefits of Mediation and the Mediation Process in Guyana”. Also participated in a role play of a Mediation. The conference was held by the United Nations Association of Guyana (UNAG) and the Guyana Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL) and sponsored by USAID.

Workshop - Mediation Orientation for Lawyers

9 December 2010 - Court Connected Mediation Orientation for lawyers.

Mediation Forums

28 October 2011 - Mediation Forums under the theme "Embracing the Potential of Mediation" hosted by MIG at Oceanview Hotel, Guyana with presentations by Mr. Carl A. Singh, Chancellor of the Judiciary of Guyana, Mr. Justice Vasheist Kokoram, Chairman of the Mediation Board of Trinidad & Tobago and Ms. Jamela A. Ali, President, MIG and another for Judges and Attorneys at Law at Georgetown Club, with a presentation by Mr. Justice Vasheist Kokoram.

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Arbitration

Participated in Arbitration proceedings with an International Company Sociedade De Construcoes Soares Da Costa S.A. from Portugal and the Attorney General on behalf of the Government of Guyana.

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Jamela A. Ali, LLM, is also an Attorney at Law in Guyana for over 27 years. The Law Chambers provides legal services in Contracts, Mining Law & Agreements, Conveyancing, Property matters, Trademarks, Adoption of Children, Divorces, Probates of Wills and Administration, Money Claims, Formation of Companies, Mediation, Real Estate, Notarial services, and other matters. Jamela obtained a Masters of Law degree in Legislative Drafting from UWI which included the Public Law courses of Constitutional and Administrative Law and wrote a Research Paper on Legislative Drafting, Parliamentary Counsel, Statute Law Revision, Consolidation of Laws, Law Reform, Constitution, Natural Justice, and Good Administration.

 

*MIG is not functioning, no annual meeting has been held since 2013.

 

For further information, here are the contact details:

Contact:      Jamela A. Ali, Certified Mediator

Address:     Lot 1 Croal Street, Stabroek, Georgetown, Guyana, South America.

Telephone: +592 225 4712

Email:        jamelaali@gmail.com

Website:     www.GuyanaMediator.com

 

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