Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Centre,  An initiative of The High Court of Kerala & Kerala State Legal Services Authority


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Kerala State Mediation and Conciliation Centre (KSMCC) is an initiative of the High Court of Kerala. It has been conceived as a project for giving effect to Section 89 of the Code of Civil Procedure which provides for, inter alia, Mediation and Conciliation as Alternative Disputes Resolution mechanisms.


The project is implemented with the support and guidance of the Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee (MCPC) of the Supreme Court of India.


District Mediation Centres were established at all the District Head quarters and at North Parur and Mavelikkara.  Sub Centres are functioning at many places.  High Court Mediation Centre and the District Mediation Centre, Ernakulam, were integrated in August, 2013 as Ernakulam Mediation Centre with mediation halls at the High Court and at ADR Centre, Kaloor and an additional mediation centre at Ernakulam. 601 Lawyers were trained as Mediators between 2008-2009 and 2014-2015. Now we have 533 trained mediators on the roll.