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Oct. 17, 2018

Ministry of Justice from Uganda visits Judicate West in LA

The event coincided with Judicate West celebrating its 25th anniversary.


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From left, Thomas Dillard, mediator at Judicate West; Francis Atoke, Uganda's solicitor general; Justice Hellen Obura, Court of Appeal of Uganda; Rachael Odio Musoke, senior technical adviser to Uganda's Justice Law & Order Sector; Mitchel R. Goldberg, mediator at Judicate West; High Court Justice Gedenya Paul Wolimbwa of Uganda; Justice Catherine Bamugemereire, Uganda Court of Appeal; Justice Elizabeth Musoke, Uganda Court of Appeal; Cesar Sarmiento, mediator at Judicate West; and Harriett Lwabi, director of Uganda's First Parliamentary Counsel.

Judicate West welcomed judges and members of the Ministry of Justice from Uganda in its downtown Los Angeles office on Sept. 25. The event coincided with Judicate West celebrating its 25th anniversary.

In a program sponsored by Pepperdine School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, the judges and other high officials shadowed mediation sessions as part of a five-day course titled “Mediating the Litigated Case.”

“We are so excited to welcome our guests from Uganda, and it was such a positive and engaging experience for everyone involved,” said Judicate West mediator Mitchel Goldberg, one of the trainers for the program. “Some of our visitors even expressed that watching skilled mediators settle their cases was like watching magic happen.”

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Matthew Sanderson

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