Legal Professional

Uma is a lawyer who practiced in the Madras High Court. She was trained as a mediator in 2006 and as a trainer in 2007. She is a member of the panel constituted to draft the Mediation Manual of India under the aegis of Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee, Supreme Court of India. She is the Co-ordinator and Organizing Secretary of the Tamil Nadu Mediation and Conciliation Centre, High Court Madras.

She is the Managing Trustee of Foundation for Comprehensive Dispute Resolution- a private initiative to promote mediation and appropriate conflict resolution. She has written extensively on mediation, and presented papers on the subject in various conferences.