The Bar Association, through the ADR Committee, invites members to apply for mediator accreditation under the National Mediation Accreditation System (NMAS).
Applications are now open and can be made online here. Guidance on how to use the online application system can be found here.
Members who hold a practising certificate, have at least five years’ experience as legal practitioners and who have met the NMAS training and experience standards are eligible to be accredited as mediators by the Bar Association. Familiarise yourself with NMAS’s Approval Standards and Practice Standards, which are available here to ensure that you meet the requirements for accreditation.
Applications are also sought from:
members of the Bar wishing to be accredited by the Bar Association and whose accreditations with other Recognised Mediation Accreditation Bodies (RMABs) are about to expire; and,
those who have been accredited by the Bar Association or another RMAB but whose accreditations have lapsed.
The Bar Association is further inviting prospective and existing accredited mediators to apply for their names to be considered for inclusion on the Supreme Court and/or District Court mediator lists.
You may apply to become an accredited mediator and not apply to be considered for inclusion on the Supreme Court and District Court mediator lists – the online application form provides you with this option. Please note, however, that you must be accredited by the Bar Association should you wish your name to appear on either Court’s list.
The closing date to submit your online form and to upload all relevant evidence in support of your application is 5pm on 21 May 2019.
Please contact Reception on (02) 9232 4055 or email us at BarADR@nswbar.asn.au if you have any questions about the accreditation process or the Courts’ mediator lists.