ADR IN THE ISMAILI MUSLIM COMMUNITY
Come hear Amin Kassam discuss how one Muslim community has developed a structure for resolving disputes by offering free mediation services to its members.
The presentation will provide a broad overview of the work of the Ismaili Conciliation and Arbitration Board in the U.S. and around the world.
Amin will explain how the Board resolves cases in a holistic manner, helps parties to obtain additional services as needed, and works with other Ismaili institutions in order to prevent future disputes within the community.
Amin Kassam is an attorney and a mediator at the law firm of DeVore & DeMarco LLP which specializes in complex intellectual property litigation and information privacy and security. For the past five years, Amin has served as member of the Ismaili National Conciliation and Arbitration Board for the United States. In this capacity, he has served as a mediator in various matters and is responsible for advising and coordinating training for over fifty mediators located around the country. Amin received his law degree from Columbia University and clerked for the Honorable Chief Judge Hector M. Laffitte of the U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico and the Honorable Judge Emilio M. Garza of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. While clerking, Amin was responsible for drafting and assisting in the implementation of the U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico Rules for Court-Annexed Mediation.