Jonathan Rodrigues

With a background in psychology, law and journalism, Jonathan currently works as a mediation lawyer in India. He is co-founder at The PACT, and a co-creator of Advocate Maximus and the Global Academy for Advocacy in Dispute Resolution.

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English, Hindi, Marathi
Mediation Profile

Being a lawyer happened as a result of boredom and experimentation, but I’m glad I took the step. I found my true passion in the midst of all those confusing case laws and endless bare acts. I have always wanted to work to bring people together, work with differences and complications, and I found I could do that in mediation. Putting together my educational backgrounds in psychology and law, I am now committed to repair communication channels, restore relationships and resolve disputes. 

I am the cofounder and partner at The Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution Team (PACT). Over the last 30 months, I have travelled across the length and breadth of India, acquainting over 4,500 law students in the basic concepts of Negotiation and Mediation, encouraging them to explore an alternate career path as a Mediation Advocate. Work is documented here - www.thepact.in 

I also work as a private mediator in Goa, Mumbai and New Delhi and help individuals and organisations build negotiation strategies in simple and complex conflicting situations. 

 I have been working as a mediator and mediation advocate since June 2016 and my areas of focus are community disputes, workplace disputes and family disputes - property and relationships. 

Development Officer with SCMA, London 

Empaneled Mediator with IIAM, Cochin 

Training and Education

I am certified as a civil and commercial mediator by the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), under the aegis and recognised by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. 

I am also accredited and empanelled as a mediator and negotiator by the Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation (IIAM), Cochin - India. 

I have trained under Prof. Martin Svatos and Ms. Sabine Walsh at the Prague Summer Mediation Academy, Czech Republic and have graduated the training in cross-border dispute resolution. 

I am also trained and certified as a mediation lawyer by the Centre for Advanced Mediation Practice (CAMP) Bangalore, and accredited as a Mediation Lawyer by the Standards and Competencies for Mediation Advocacy (SCMA) London. 

Publications

Kluwer Mediation Blog: Only Dialogue can save Kashmir

http://mediationblog.kluwerarbitration.com/2018/07/30/dialogue-can-save-kashmir/

Kluwer Mediation Blog: Cofounding India's  Most Popular Mediation Competition 

http://mediationblog.kluwerarbitration.com/2018/01/06/lex-infinitum-celebrating-three-years-inspiration/

Mediate.com Blog: The Mediation Advocate's Alphabet 

https://www.mediate.com//articles/rodrigues-mediator-alphabet.cfm

Mediate.com Blog: India's Internet Citizens can finally settle online! 

https://www.mediate.com//articles/rodriguesj1.cfm

On Starting up a Mediation Firm in India - https://superlawyer.in/jonathan-rodrigues-co-founder-pact-challenges-start-up-online-mediation-career-adr/

On Mediation Competitions: https://mediationmusings.wordpress.com/2016/03/18/a-tale-of-two-cities-wien-paris/?fbclid=IwAR0pnG6JE_tM6AbmoLGsN5qtyX6TuRrWqEDDPbZQiI79O8oRMKb1Driv8uQ

I ALSO BLOG AT THE FOLLOWING: 

www.mediationmusings.wordpress.com 

www.caucusandcurry.wordpress.com 

Contact
Jonathan
Rodrigues
Jonathan
+91 9765987280
+91 9765987280
Mediator / Co-founder
The PACT
221, Loyola Ward,
Utorda-Majorda
MARGAO
GOA
403713
India