ROLC Delivers Training to Sri Lanka Bar on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)






On April 5-6, 2024, USC-ROLC Deputy Executive Director Steven Austermiller delivered ROLC’s first in-person training to the Bar Association of Sri Lanka. The Bar is planning a series of training events for members on alternative dispute resolution (negotiation, mediation, arbitration). Austermiller had previously developed an ADR Guide and has now developed an ADR training manual and a series of PowerPoint presentations. At the in-person training event in April, Austermiller presented the Guide and training materials and used them to train local Bar trainers (called a ToT) so that they can present the training themselves throughout the country. This work is funded by USAID in partnership with Chemonics International. It will help Bar members utilize these key concepts to improve the speed of justice in Sri Lanka.