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[DRA01] International Mediation Advocate Certificate Training Course

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  • Course Code: DRA01-18H-0624
  • Hours: 27 Hours
  • Sessions: 9 Lessons
  • Date: 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 June & 3 July 2024
  • Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Location: Hong Kong Legal Hub, West Wing, Justice Place, 11 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Fee: HK$10,000 (course fee: HK$8,000 and Stage II professional qualification examination fee HK$2,000)
  • Application Deadline: 28 May 2024

*Terms and conditions applied

If a participant is absent from the class due to the diagnosis of COVID-19 and submits the relevant medical certificate to the Academy, the participant can be arranged make-up class(s) in the next session with the administration fee waived.

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Course Description

Learning Outcome

The goal of this course is to train participants in various mediation knowledge required by professional mediation advocates, including professional cross-border mediation procedures, case management systems and operations, methods and techniques to assist clients in analyzing and negotiation strategies
The course also prepares to equip the qualification of Certified International Mediation Advocate “CIMA”.

Course Outline

  1. Professional services, business demand and development of Mediation Advocate
  2. Professional work objectives of Mediation Advocate
  3. Effective mediation strategy design and structural method on case analysis
  4. Professional work procedures for Mediation Advocate
  5. Procedures and key points for handling international cross-border commercial disputes
  6. Professional skills in the application of Mediation Advocate
  7. Accredited International Mediation Advocates Professional Regulations
  8. Risk Prevention and Avoidance of Conflicts of Interest for Accredited International Mediation Advocates
  9. Methods and techniques for adding value for clients and Mediation Advocate
  10. Mediation Advocates role-play practice (I-IV)
  11. Professional Qualification and development of a Certified International Mediation Advocate
  12. IPAA accredited “Certified International Mediation Advocate” (”CIMA”) Stage II professional qualification examination


  • Mediators, Arbitrators, Solicitors, Barristers, and Internal Legal Consultants of all organizations
  • Senior Management and Executives
  • Chief Financial Officers and Legal Affairs Officers


Upon completion of this Course

  • Students attaining ≥ 70% attendance in the course will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance
  • Students attaining ≥ 70% attendance and passing the end-of-course assessment will be awarded a Certificate of Completion
  • Candidates successfully passing the assessment are eligible to apply to be the Certified International Professional Dispute Resolution Advocate of IPAA with the presence of the Certificate of Completion or the Assessment Results within a year

Course Details

Course Code DRA01
Duration 27 Hours
Days 9 Weekday nights
Time 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue Listed above ("Next round")
Teaching Medium Cantonese (Teaching materials mainly in Chinese)
Fee HK$10,000 (course fee: HK$8,000 and Stage II professional qualification examination fee HK$2,000)
Application Method Please complete the application form and submit the cheque or payment receipt to AIDRN by email, mail or in person on or before the deadline.
Payment Methods
  1. Cross-cheque:
    The cheque should be made payable to “Academy of Intl Dispute Resolution & Professional Negotiation Ltd.”
    Please write down your full name, and contact number and label the course title on the back of the cheque. Only applicable to owners of a Hong Kong bank account.
    Please submit your cross-cheque to the Academy of Intl Dispute Resolution & Professional Negotiation (Room 506, 5/F West Wing, Justice Place, 11 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong).
  2. Bank Transfer: Please provide Bank-in Slip and state your full name, contact number, and the course title.
    Bank Name: BANK OF CHINA (Hong Kong) LIMITED
    Bank Account: Academy of Intl Dispute Resolution & Professional Negotiation Ltd
    Bank Account Number 012-704-2-005666-9
  3. FPS identifier: 169930302
Deadline  Listed above ("Next round")
Terms and Conditions A. Registration must be made by returning the completed online application form via Google link and sending the crossed-cheque or copy of the bank-in slip to Room 506, 5/F, West Wing Justice Place, 11 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong on or before the deadline. Confirmation will be notified by email upon the successful application within 2 working days from the application deadline. No Refund will be arranged in all circumstances after the confirmation notification is issued.

B. If you do not receive an email confirmation from the Secretariat within 2 days after the application deadline, your name will be wait-listed. Your submitted cheque will be voided subsequently by the Secretariat if you have not been assigned a place in the captioned course or If your course fee was made by bank transfer, a cheque will be issued to you as the payment refund.

C. Participants must sign in and sign out. Participants who are late for more than 20 minutes or leave earlier of each session will not be qualified for the completion of IDRRMI’s & MHJMC’s & HKMC’s &IPDRAA's CPD Points in respective sessions.

D. If you are not able to attend the captioned course after the receipt of the confirmation email, you are required to inform the Secretariat as soon as you are aware of unavailability on/ before the course date by email. No refund will be made after confirmation.

E. If typhoon signal no. 8 or above or black rainstorm warning signals is hoisted and not lowered by 2 hours before the lesson start, the lesson will be postponed or canceled. Rescheduled date/ time/ venue will be announced in due course.

F. In case of any disputes, the Academy of International Dispute Resolution & Professional Negotiation reserves the right to make final decisions.

G. The course is subject to change at any time without liability.