Shiv Kumar

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Shiv Kumar is a Senior Advocate with 48 years of active practice at the Karnataka High Court. He has been actively involved with the Elders Help Line Bangalore (1090) since its inception 15 years ago. He has established the Legal and Counseling Centre at the Helpline and a dispute resolution process in the form of mediation, which attempts conflict resolution through the alternative process of mediation without recourse to courts. He is a trained and certified Mediator and a Trainer of trainers at the Bangalore Mediation Centre.

Shiv Kumar has been the author of a draft legislation exclusively for elders that was presented for public discussion. The existing Law has drawn from such legislation. He currently organizes several programmes on empowering senior citizens and conducts workshops on educating elders on their rights under law. He is actively involved in the disability sector and does work in the areas of visual impairment and mental health.

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