Re: Latest News at ADR Network SA and Access to Justice

Our Dear Friends,

I greet you in peace and trust the start of 2015 has been a good one for you. Herewith some news and important updates:

1. Website Compromise

As I sent out my last communication, our website was hacked and our ISP took it down temporarily. Whilst it seems all the info is still there, our webmaster is rebuilding the backend so I look forward to learning about new stuff we can do with it. Apologies if you could not access that news

2. Upcoming Training

16-20 Feb Jozi/Durban/Bloem.

9-13 March Durban

16-20 March Cape Town/PE

The cost is R 11 999 for the full days or R 1000 for the Thursday which can be undertaken as a one day on Court Annexed Mediation for those with prior training

Please note we now have 6/12 or 24 month payment options on the five day programs

training@adr-networksa.co.za

3. Distance Learning

This is a year long program which is content-rich and research based. It can be undertaken over a shorter period and there are a number of specialist elective areas to choose from

Contact times are optional but 4 half days are included at no further charge throughout the year

We also plan to use the webinar platform more strongly this year

Cost is R 11 999 or payment over 6/12 or 24 months

training@adr-networksa.co.za

4. Tough Minds, Tender Hearts conference

This is for lawyers, ADR Practitioners, Activists, Creatives, Gardeners and others interested in developing full spectrum peace-making. It will be an amazing time to either advance what you do or establish yourself in the work of Peacemaking

training@adr-networksa.co.za

5. Administrative Requirements

If you need certificates, assessments, material or anything else of an Admin Nature, Sipho Madlala is your go to guy. Contact him on sipho@adr-networksa.co.za. His Cell number is 0820927425

6. Facebook and Twitter

Daily I publish useful info on all my social pages. From available jobs, to needs we have in matters which are sometimes pro bono, and also significant court judgements or info on public hearings. I also post some interesting anecdotal stuff and its a great way to engage the world in what we do. If you would like to please follow me on Twitter @sheena_ostjon or friend me on Facebook Sheena St Clair Jonker. You can also follow me on Pinterest or Instagram where I often post the more visual aspects of where we go and what we do. I am very happy to share work that you do that advances ADR, Restorative Justice and Access to Justice.

7. Access to Justice

The need out there currently exceeds our capacity. If you are keen to help resource our work in any of the following ways, please get in touch:

1. Offering Pro Bono ADR or Legal Services

2. Offering Pro Bono Research Services and Legal Opinions

3. Financial Donation. We are a registered NPO

4. Being willing to make copies, deliver and serve documents

5. Writing Opinion Pieces on specific issues

6. Pro Bono Creative Services and Journalling

7. Helping us to fundraise and raise awareness

8. Being available for emergency relief in small ways or big ways

9. Any other ideas are welcome

Please get in touch via email using the relevant heading in your subject line

8. Refer a dispute to mediation or arbitration

We have trained mediators and arbitrators all over SA

Please email sheena@mediatorsa.co.za

 

As always, Peace

Sheena Jonker

sheena@adr-networksa.co.za

sheena@accesstojustice.co.za

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