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Foreign Judges Propose ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution’
By Calvin Brooks

MONROVIA, June 12 (LINA) -Judges of the Commercial Courts of Nigeria and Uganda have challenged Liberian lawyers to embrace the alternative dispute resolution approach in settling commercial disputes in Liberia.

Judge Caroline Etuk of the Commercial Court of Nigeria indicated that alternative dispute resolution is vital to the business sector of any nation in resolving conflicts among investors.

Speaking in an interview with the Liberia News Agency Wednesday at a one-day stakeholders seminar for alternative dispute resolution held in Monrovia, Judge Etuk said if commercial disputes are resolved through mediation by lawyers, time and money will be saved by the parties.

For her part, Judge Helen Obura of the Commercial Court of Uganda said Liberian lawyers should be able to accept new ways of resolving dispute among business people in the country.

Judge Obura stated that when Liberian lawyers learn to mediate and resolve commercial disputes among business people, it would make the lawyers become more popular and also earn more money than advocating the dispute in court.

She pointed out that alternative dispute resolution is a new form of resolving commercial dispute which has become a win-win situation for the lawyers and their clients, noting that it is a change that is taking place worldwide.

The seminar was organized by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a group of the World Bank.

It was held under the theme: “International approach towards alternative dispute resolution in commercial matters.”

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