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Prof. (Dr) Kahkashan Y Danyal

Prof. (Dr) Kahkashan Y Danyal is currently engaged as Professor at Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia. Prof. Danyal was a practicing advocate in the District Courts and High Court of Delhi for over 6 years, post which she became a full-time academician. She has an experience of over 30 years in teaching. She holds an expertise in women rights, family laws, taxation laws and land laws. She has a total of over 30 publications and paper presentations and delivered over 50 lectures in trainings and workshops. She has also authored two books. She is continuously involved as consultant in various projects initiated by various esteemed institutions nationally and internationally.

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Chittu Nagarajan

Chittu Nagarajan is a pioneer and thought leader in the field of ODR for over 20 years. She is also a serial ODR Entrepreneur – Current Founder CREK ODR, Past - Co-Founder MODRIA; Head eBay and PayPal Community Courts; Founder ODRIndia and ODRWorld.  Her expertise in the ODR field includes research, teaching, policy making, auditing, analysis, systems design and implementation. She is a Fellow of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution (NCTDR) at UMass- Amherst and a Founding Board member at the International Council for Online Dispute Resolution (ICODR).

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Qurratulain

Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India

Qurratulain practices in wide array of matters belonging to both civil and criminal side and holds a Master in laws in Criminal Laws and Human Rights. She is an alumnus of CNLU Patna. She has worked on several areas of law including but not limited to service laws, labour laws, women laws, environmental laws, insurance, consumer affairs, medical negligence, arbitration and mediation, banking, commercial laws, Personal laws, Matrimonial matters and Constitutional cases in different fora in and around Delhi. She has been serving as an external member of the POSH Committee under the POSH Act, 2013 to a private corporate house for the last two and a half years. As an external member in the ICC, have been discharging the statutory duty of conducting proceedings under the ICC and adjudicating complaints, if any. She has been an Advocate in notable matters that include: Jindal Stainless Ltd v. State of Haryana, (2017) 12 SCC 1 (issue of octroi); M Siddiq v Mahant Suresh Das, (2020) 1 SCC 1 (Ayodhya dispute); Aayom Welfare Society v. Union of India, 2020 SCC Online SC 428 (Ration availability without ration card to migrants); and Shayara Bano v Union of India, (2017) 9 SCC 1 (Triple Talaq matter).

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Nidhi Jaswal

Nidhi is currently associated with Lex Indis, Law Office as a Principal Associate and contributes invaluably towards the Arbitration matters and the Supreme Court practice of the firm. With almost 9 years of experience in litigation, she has achieved the feat of passing the Advocate-on-Record, Supreme Court of India examination in the year 2020. She has over the years, mastered the court-craft and is well-versed with the procedures and practice of various forums. Her expertise has led her to be empaneled with the Union Government for representing them the Supreme Court of India and also empaneled with Gujarat Pollution Control Board to represent them before the National Green Tribunal and the Supreme Court of India. She is confident and kind, and has unmatchable inter-personal which has been esteemed highly by the Clients had she has thus successfully been involved in handling matrimonial matters and mediating between them. Having a vast experience in dealing with matrimonial matters, she has a deep understanding about the working of such matters inside and outside the court as well.

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K.R. Raja

K.R. Raja is a psychiatric social worker turned lawyer practising before the Madras High Court. He holds a Master's Degree in Social Work (Medical and Psychiatric Specialization) from Pondicherry Central University, Masters in Criminology and Police Science from Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli. He also earned LL.B. from Govt. Law College, Madurai and obtained LL.M. from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. Raja is a founder cum Executive Director of ‘Global Network for Equality – India’ is a registered non-profit organization located in Tirunelveli and Madurai districts of Tamil Nadu, India. GNE-India primarily aims to reconstruct the lives of children of crime victims in India. It works towards eliminating the social stigma around these children by providing appropriate care, education and emotional support in an inclusive environment that enables them to cope with the deprivation of parental care. Further, these practices help in reducing the rate of intergenerational crimes by enabling and implementing restorative justice principles. Raja has work experience of 3 years in Palayamkottai Central Prison, Tirunelveli and acquired field exposure eight years by working with the prison inmates and victims of crimes for their rehabilitation.

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Dr. Abhishek Gupta

Dr. Abhishek Gupta currently holds the position of Assistant Professor, Law at Bennet University, India. He completed his Ph.D. from Jamia Millia Islamia on ‘Principles and Practice of Islamic Law on Banking: Legal Feasibility & Challenges in India’. He has vast teaching experience in criminal law, corporate law, and political science. He is an avid reader of history and political biographies; and has also authored articles and papers on various legal issues such as manual scavenging, gender neutrality, law reform & legal research, financial inclusion, and gender justice.

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Vishwaraj Singh

Vishwaraj Singh is an Indian advocate who specializes in tax and commercial matters. He has appeared before High Courts of Delhi, Allahabad, and Mumbai representing various top corporate houses. He also regularly appears before tax tribunals and handles high stake insurance matters. He is also an ADR specialist and peace maker.

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Douglas E. Noll

Douglas E. Noll, JD, MA left a successful career as a trial lawyer to become a peacemaker. His
calling is to serve humanity, and he executes his calling at many levels. He is an award-winning
author, teacher, trainer, and a highly experienced mediator. Doug’s work carries him from
international work to helping people resolve deep interpersonal and ideological conflicts to
training life inmates to be peacemakers and mediators in maximum-security prisons.

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Samishtha Khurana

Samishtha Khurana is a psychology graduate and is currently pursuing her Masters in Psychology. She is a Psychology Teacher and a Special Educator for pre-university students. 

She is keenly dedicated towards sensitising masses about mental health and various mental health issues and disorders. In this direction she does content writing for various mental health pages. She is skilled in Mental Health Advocacy, Active Listening and Social Perceptiveness.

She envisages a world where people are able to communicate their mental status and seek help without being conscious of being judged.

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Floyd N. Bronson

Floyd N. Bronson joined SchoolTalk’s RestorativeDC team in 2021. He engages in program development, delivers training, and supports schools implementing restorative practices. Floyd was initially introduced to restorative practices in 2019 through one of SchoolTalk’s RestorativeDC trainings. Floyd has been an educator for over 23 years in both public K-12 and postsecondary settings. In New Jersey, he was a school counselor at Paterson Public School, an adjunct professor at Passaic County Community College, and a crisis counselor at The Titusville Academy, supporting students with learning disabilities and behavior challenges. He has also served in leadership roles at several New Jersey public charter schools. At Capella University, Floyd earned a master’s degree in Counselor Education, School Counseling, and Guidance Services and another master’s in General Human Services and Public Service Leadership. Floyd is a National Certified School Counselor in the state of New Jersey and has a CACREP Certified School Counselor credential from Capella University.

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Jeri Fields

Jeri is a former educator who serves in her community as a first responder chaplain with a longstanding commitment to the spiritual well-being of all of God’s people. She holds a Professional Certificate in Restorative Justice from Vermont Law School. Jeri is inspired by the transforming and healing powers that occur within circles that offer safe spaces to be brave and vulnerable as personal stories are shared openly with authenticity, deep listening, and respect for others. In her professional and personal life, she is passionate about restorative justice and is an enthusiastic member of the Restorative Justice family of the DC Peace Team. 

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Yazid Jackson

Yazid Jackson was first introduced to Restorative Practices working in Philadelphia and has been utilizing them to resolve issues in a variety of institutions for over 14 years. While the majority of his career has been in urban education he has worked in residential settings, private, alternative, and public schools in suburban and urban communities. Yazid has worked with DCPS for four years and he is excited to now support Restorative Practices in the full network of public and charter schools in the District with SchoolTalk. He stands behind the unique approach that SchoolTalk takes assessing student needs and designing restorative programs in schools. Throughout his career Yazid’s commitment to support students, schools, and communities has been at the forefront.

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Victor Baba Emmanuel Aligo

Victor Baba Emmanuel Aligo is an ordained Minister and JAMS Weinstein Fellow 2020/2022. He is a lawyer and international mediator by training and trade for over five (5) years with for-profit making firms and not-for-profit entities. Victor Baba advises and is impaneled on boards of multiple community organizations and charitable institutions. His work emphasizes the intersectionality of conflict resolution, mediation, and indigenous dispute resolution mechanisms. Presently, Victor Baba Emmanuel Aligo is a visiting lecturer at Global University Somalia and affiliated with the Institute of Paralegal Studies and Leadership (IPSL) based in Ghana. Victor Baba is a leading advocate voice for third-party financing

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Kathleen Ruane Leedy

I am a Mediator, Trainer, Author, Speaker, International Law School Tournament Judge/Coach/Mediator, and an Advisory Board Member for MediateGuru in India.

I am happily approaching 1000 mediation cases with a 95% agreement rate where lives have been changed for the better.

I volunteered at Harvard with their Mediation role-plays in their Negotiation Program and coached graduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in its Negotiation and Conflict Management program. I speak at colleges to aspiring lawyers regarding the skills of Mediation.

In 2017, I spent 13 months as the Courts and Training Coordinator in the Mediation Dept. at Family Services of Central Massachusetts (FSCM) in Massachusetts, overseeing five area courts, training mediators, and developing programs.

In 2019, I began teaching worldwide the 40 Hr. Basic Mediation Training, the 24 Hr. Intermediary Up-level course, and the 24 Hr. Mastery Mediation Training.

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Espen Auberg

Espen is a Norwegian attorney-at-law, partner and Head of Sports law at Nova Law. Espen has previously worked for the Norwegian Football Association as legal director and attorney-at-law for ten years, and is currently a member of the UEFA Legal Committee, and president of the Norwegian Sports Law Association.