Training JPs to become community mediators


Council of Justices of the Peace of Selangor president Datuk Ng Seing Liong (seated fourth from left) with committee members.

JUSTICES of the Peace (JP) can now pick up a new skill – conflict resolution via mediation.

The Council of Justices of the Peace of Selangor is collaborating with the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR) to provide training for JPs to become certified community mediators.

The Selangor JPs are appointed by the Sultan of Selangor under Section 98 of the Subordinate Courts Act 1948 (Act 92). A JP is considered a Second Class Magistrate.

The initiative with AIADR aims to bolster the mediation framework in Selangor, fostering more harmony within the state.

Community mediation serves as a vital tool in cultivating peaceful and united communities.

It helps preserve relationships and prevent conflicts from escalating, ultimately reducing the financial burden of legal proceedings for parties involved.

JPs play a pivotal role in this endeavour. Their intimate knowledge of local issues, combined with the mediation skills acquired through AIADR’s course, will help position them as effective mediators.

The training will take place from Oct 18 to 23 and will be held at the Asian International Arbitration Centre in Bangunan Sulaiman, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin in Kampung Atap, Kuala Lumpur.

The course fee is RM2,000 per person (not inclusive of accommodation).

It is open to all JPs as well as other professionals like accountants, lawyers, engineers, architects and doctors.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to use the post-nominal letters AIADR as an associate member.

For enquiries and registration, call JP Selangor executive secretary Shiela at 018-265 4074 or email jpselangor@yahoo.com

Registration closes on Oct 10.

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