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Tech in Law Advisory Forum

The NLIF is a national advisory forum consists of national and international experts aims to work for new experiential learning models in legal education and specialized training programs like legal incubator program as well as to work for technology innovation in the justice sector and strengthen legal tech startups ecosystem. The Forum also aims to provide a technical direction for the development of human rights elective courses and incubation programs particularly on trafficking in persons for better investigation, prosecution and victim protection response.

Barrister Sarwar Khan

Mohammad Sarwar Khan is a UK trained lawyer with private practice, bi-lateral, multilateral and public sectors experience. Mr. Khan was until recently Federal Secretary to the Government of Pakistan (GOP), heading the Law & Justice Commission of Pakistan (LJCP), Secretary to the National Judicial Policy Making Committee and Provincial Justice Committees, leading on legal reforms. Supporting the National Counter Terrorism Authority, he led on formulating criminal justice reforms, and had the LJCP notified to lead on implementing Sustainable Development Goal 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong institutions). To enhance access to justice, Mr. Khan developed the Rights Safety Net concept to improve coordination between State institutions and civil society. Mr. Khan was Senior Legal & Governance Specialist at the Asian Development Bank advising on rule of law, governance and private sector matters. He has designed and was team leader for many porgrammes including the GOP’s US$350 million Access to Justice programme. Mr. Khan led the formulation of the GOPs rules of law and governance strategies to address post crises needs and earthquake and flood scenarios.

M. Shahid Shafiq

Muhammad Shahid Shafiq (District & Sessions Judge) is from judicial services; started his career in 1993 as Civil Judge & Judicial Magistrate. He also worked for High Court of Sindh for some time as Research Officer and Additional Registrar. He was nominated as Secretary Rules Committee and Member Board of Governors of Sindh Judicial Academy by the Chief Justice, High Court of Sindh. He headed Access to Justice Program in Sindh Province. He has arranged number of conferences and training programs for justice sector stakeholders. He has presided District Courts, Banking Courts and Anti-terrorisms Courts. He suggested amendments in the relevant laws aiming to expedite trial process. He is master trainer and has undergone training of trainers. He has proposed amendments in many legislative documents. He drafted a law on ‘Illegal Dispossession from Land’. Presently he has been working for Sindh Judicial Academy, Karachi, Pakistan since 2015 as Senior Faculty Member. He is conducting research on Rent Laws, Prison law and Alternative Dispute Resolution by introducing court annexed mediation.

Kristi Harrington

Judge Harrington retired from the South Carolina Circuit Court bench after serving two terms. She is a certified South Carolina Supreme Court mediator and arbitrator, owning her own Alternative Dispute Resolution practice, Kristi Harrington Dispute Resolution. She completed her forty-hour mediation training at the National Judicial College, in Reno, Nevada. She is honored to be on the American Arbitration Association’s (AAA) Judicial Panel. She is currently a member of Arbitral Women, the SC Bar’s ADR Section, the SC Bar’s International Law Committee, and AtLas. She volunteers with the Charleston Mediation Center, mediating a variety of civil disputes.

Ammar Jaffri

Mr. Ammar Jaffri has over 40 years of experience in Governance, Digital Forensics, Information Technology, Security, Education and Philanthropy. He has served and led different departments in the Federal Government of Pakistan, and has been recognized with some of the highest industry honors in Pakistan as well as internationally. He retired as the Additional Director General of the Federal Investigation Agency of Pakistan in 2010, and is currently engaged in various public and private projects in a private capacity. He is a well-known speaker on a wide range of subjects including Information Security, Electronic Governance, Business Continuity Planning, Electronic Banking, and emerging trends in communication.

Syed Raza Ali

CEO, Peace & Justice Network
Mr. Ali has over 15 years’ of diverse work experience in both the Development as well as Corporate Sector. Currently Mr. Ali is working as CEO Peace & Justice Network (PJN), a national civil society registered network consist of 45 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and technical national and international partners working across Pakistan on Rule of Law, Social Justice, Human Rights Protection, and SDG Goal 16 Plus.
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