Mediator & Arbitrator Parag Shah Discusses Cultural Conflict in Mediation
ATLANTA, June 22, 2019– Miles mediator and arbitrator Parag Shah recently presented at the South Asian Bar Association of North America- (SABA) Annual Conference at the W Midtown in Atlanta. He served on a panel discussing cultural conflicts in mediation. The panel explored the sensitivities mediators should have when dealing with diverse groups, and cultural differences between South Asians of different generations in mediation.
“For South Asians growing up in America, the path has always been to become a doctor or engineer,” said Shah. “Those of us who have gone into law have done so sometimes without support. SABA provides that support to those of us who have a common cultural upbringing. I am involved in SABA to provide support to South Asians in our community similar to the support others provided to me because no one does it alone.”
SABA seeks to strengthen the rapidly growing South Asian legal community with a familiar and trusted association for professional growth and advancement, and promotes the civil rights and access to justice for the South Asian community. With over 7000 members in 26 chapters throughout the United States and Canada, SABA attorneys work in all areas of the law, including big law, in-house counsel, government attorneys, and solo practitioners. The bar association hosts an annual conference and many other successful programs throughout the year.
On July 23, 2019, Shah will present on electronic evidence at the Georgia Public Defenders Council seminar in Atlanta.