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January 29, 2022
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ACCI-DRC Kicks Off Moot Trial On ADR

As part of the activities of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry Dispute Resolution Centre (ACCI-DRC) in its six week mentorship programme, the DRC Friday, kicked off its Moot trial session on Arbitration.

The Centre which launched its mentorship programme on 27th May, 2021 to train young ADR enthusiasts has helped mentees to gain practical understanding of ADR process from experienced mentors that have been guiding them through.

A moot court is a co-curricular activity at many law schools where participants take part in simulated court or arbitration proceedings, usually involving drafting memorials or memoranda and participating in oral argument

The session today kicked off with the first group conducting a moot preliminary meeting of Parties and a sole arbitrator, the hearing proper is scheduled to hold on Friday 2nd July 2021.

After the session, a mentor, Dr. Nuraen Dindi lauded the participants while correcting some assertions during the trial and encouraging the team to study the rules and regulations guiding arbitration proceedings.

The Registrar General, ACCI-DRC Aisha Ado Abdullahi who also lauded the efforts of the team, stated that at the start of the programme she was sceptical on its Impact on the mentees but the performance today has proven that mentorship progranmme has impacted greatly on the mentees.

She said it is going to be tough to pick the best because they are all doing well but still urging them to go back and study the arbitration and conciliation Act and master its Provisions adding that it will not only guide them through the moot trial but in live trials. “My advice is for you to go and study the Act as well as the DRC Rules 2019 to get yourselves better acquainted with the procedural rules. “Congratulations to you all, I am sure the sky is your beginning.”

The Registrar, Chidinma Onyiaorah also added that the team was able to work within the time allotted but advised that they should be more audible next time so that the arbitrator and audience can hear them clearly.

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