Tara Ollapally

Tara Ollapally

Tara Ollapally is a member of the MediateIndia! Advisory Board.

Tara co-founded Centre for Advanced Mediation Practice to promote a ‘user friendly’ framework of dispute resolution which facilitates greater autonomy, is cheaper, less formal, procedurally simple and available with minimal delay. Conflict, a natural consequence of human relationships, has the propensity to escalate. The mark of an advanced society is its ability to manage conflict such that it does not escalate and allows disputants to problem solve and find quick, meaningful, win-win solutions.

Tara's commitment at CAMP is to provide collaborative dispute resolution as a meaningful option for businesses and individuals. Through a thriving mediation culture, she hope's they can address the Access to Justice issue our legal system faces and work towards gaining that mark of an advanced society.

Tara is an international lawyer of 18 years who started her career in human rights law in the United States. She also worked in Immigration and Asylum Law while in the United States. Since moving back to India in 2011 she has been working on mediation. She has trained in mediation at Harvard Law School and many other international institutions. She is a graduate of University Law College and received her Masters in Law from Columbia Law School.

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Articles and Video:

Mediation Development in India (08/13/21)
India has been facing a pendency issue in our court system which has been growing progressively acute. At present, we have over 40 million cases pending before our courts – 4 million more compared to Feb 2020.  As part of the reforms to the justice system to better manage the backlog there has been a concerted push to ADR processes.

Global Mediation Development: Developing Cultures of Mediation (08/09/21)
To support the growth of mediation movements on a global level, our Committee sought to understand the growth of mediation in Argentina, India, Nigeria, and Russia with the objective of building a resource for new mediation movements.

Making Sense of COVID Through the Lens of Mediation (05/08/20)
As I look out of the window of my home office and take in the stillness of a complete lockdown that has been imposed in the wake of COVID-19, I am struck by the sense of balance that exists amidst the chaos and panic that also overwhelms me.

Laila and Tara Ollapally Interview - Mediation in India (03/15/20)
This is an interview with Laila and Tara Ollapally discussing the history and present state of mediation in India, and what opportunities they see over the next 10 years.