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Video - Introducing Mediation

The State Courts Centre for Dispute Resolution has produced a video illustrating a typical mediation session. This video illustrates the different stages of court mediation, explains the purpose and benefits of mediation, and also provides tips on being well prepared for the mediation process. Click on the relevant segments below to find out more about mediation in State Courts Centre for Dispute Resolution.

Student Sharon has signed up for a business and strategy course in a private school. She is unimpressed by the lecturer and course coverage. A disappointed Sharon seeks a refund from school principal, Marlene. The conversation sours when Marlene declines to refund Sharon's course fees, leading Sharon to threaten legal action and blog against the school. After this fiery confrontation, Sharon angrily publishes a blog entry referring to the school as a "scam operation". She also files a suit against the school in the State Courts of Singapore, for a refund of her course fees. The school retaliates, with a counterclaim of defamation against Sharon for her adverse Internet posts.
Segment 1

The Dispute

(WMV-format, 9.97Mb)

Segment 2

At the Community Justice Centre  

(WMV-format, 9.97Mb)

Segment 3

Mediation at the State Courts

(WMV-format, 25.8Mb)​


Video - Conducting a Civil Trial in Person (all parts)

Part 1: What should I consider when deciding whether I should act in person or engage a lawyer

Part 2: What can I expect if I decide to conduct a trial in person

Part 3: What happens at the Pre-Trial Conference

Part 4: What should I do after a trial date is given

Part 5: What documents must I submit before the trial

Part 6: What should I do if my witness cannot speak English

Part 7: What documents must I bring on the day of trial

Part 8: What am I required to do on the day of trial

Part 9: What if I am late or cannot attend Court due to emergencies

Part 10: How do I address the Judge and other parties

Part 11: What is the sequence of proceedings during the trial

Part 12: What if I disagree with the Judge’s decision

Part 13: Who can I approach for further legal assistance



Last updated on: 21/4/2017 3:46 PM


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