Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

The Lawyers Association of Costa Rica has opened a mediation or arbitration center, which can be used for work, family, commercial or civil conflicts.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Covered by the Law on International Commercial Arbitration May 2011, the Center for Alternative Justice and Lawyers Bar Association of Costa Rica also aims to host international arbitration.

An article in Elfinancerocr.com reported that "The new center joins existing ones in the country, such as those located in the Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce, the Federated College of Engineers and Architects and the Costa Rican North American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham). "

In this regard Ericka Hernandez, president of the Bar Association states that "A significant difference between these centers is that we are conciliators and arbitrators with 15 and 10 years of experience as a minimum, people will find the highest quality standards."



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