Advocate and mediator Mike conducted his internship in the office of Adv. Alon Bachar, head of the Israeli Justice Ministry's Corporation Authority, comprising the Registrar of Companies, Registrar of Endowments and Registrar of Political Parties.
Adv. and mediator Mike plans to conduct thesis research, within the framework of LLM studies at Tel Aviv University, with respect to the law barring discrimination in the provision of products and services and in admission to entertainment and public establishments (passed in 2000), also known as the "selection law". In this regard, Adv. Mike is promoting an amendment to the law, concurrent with the efforts of member of Knesset (Israel's parliament) Shelly Yachimovich. Adv. Mike has been invited to participate in upcoming deliberations in relevant Knesset committees on this sensitive subject.
Adv. Mike has volunteered for many years in Israel's National Traffic Police, and as such accumulated a great deal of experience in the field, both from a legal viewpoint and from that of on the ground law enforcement.
Training as a certified mediator provides Adv. Mike with a broader perspective, combining traditional legal tools with outside of the box thinking based on the theory of mediation. This approach, widely practiced in the U.S. for at least the past decade, has only recently taken root in Israel. According to current Israeli law, any law suit over 50,000 NIS (~13,000 USD) is required to go through at least a preliminary mediation process. This has lead to substantial relief in terms of the load on the justice system in general, and specifically the courts.