An Advocate practicing in the Supreme Court since 1978, Sadhana Ramachandran has been associated with the National Human Rights Commission for several years and has been part of several successful human rights investigations, particularly in the areas of child rights and education.
A trained mediator since 2006, she has conducted mediations in all genres of disputes including matrimonial and family, contractual, commercial, industrial and intellectual property. Mediation references for these disputes have come from the Supreme Court of India and the Delhi High Court.
She has been Organizing Secretary of the Delhi High Court Mediation and Conciliation Centre (Samadhan) that has grown and evolved as a model mediation center in India. She is currently a member of its Overseeing Committee. She has been a mediator trainer and resource person for lawyers’ mediation training programmes in several High Courts in India and has conducted credit courses in mediation in several Law Schools.
She has received her mediation training both in India and the United States where she did the Training of Trainers programme. A paper of some significance called ‘The Gatekeeper in Mediation: A Communitarian Perspective from India’ was presented by her at an International mediation conference held at Belfast in May 2014, organised by the Commonwealth Lawyers Association, The Law Society of Northern Ireland Dispute Resolution Service and the University of Ulster.
Legal education is her special area of interest and in that capacity she is presently member of the Advisory Council of the College of Legal Studies of the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehra Dun.