A five-day training workshop on mediation for lawyers organised jointly by Bangalore Mediation Centre (BMC), Mysore Bar Association and District Judiciary commenced this morning at JSS Law College in Kuvempunagar here. The workshop is being conducted for lawyers of city in batches.

Presiding over the programme, Principal District and Sessions Judge Mohan Sripad Sankolli observed that the pressure on the courts was mounting and mediation centres would ease the situation. He added that an exclusive building for the Mediation Centre was coming up in City Court Complex and 10 new courts would be opened in phases.

Inaugurating the workshop, JSS Law College Principal Prof. Suresh pointed out that Mediation Centre was only a substitute and not an alternative to court.

Members of BMC will be the trainers at the workshop.

Principal Civil Judge B. Nandakumar welcomed. Bangalore District Judge A.V. Chandrashekar, Mysore Mediation Centre Co-ordinator B. Doddave-eregowda, Secretary Mahadevaswamy and others were present on the occasion.