Which is the correct way to address or refer to the Santiago Arbitration and Mediation Centre?
The correct thing to say is CAM Santiago, due to the fact CAM is the Spanish acronym for Centro de Arbitraje y Mediación (CAM). In addition, Santiago refers to the Santiago Chamber of Commerce, whose Spanish institutional acronym is CCS.
How is the Santiago Arbitration and Mediation Centre working during these COVID-19 pandemic days?
On May 29 of 2020, the CAM Santiago renewed its remote operating measures by this operating statement. The statement covers customer service, online requests and consultations, the submission of briefs via E-CAM Santiago and the holding of a distance hearing. In addition, the functioning of CAM Santiago in recent months has been according to Law Number 21226, the measures taken by the Ordinary Courts of Justice, Special Courts, and the main foreign arbitration institutions.
¿Qué unidades del CAM Santiago se encuentran en la sede de San Sebastián?
Desde diciembre de 2020, la Dirección Jurídica y la Unidad de Arbitraje del CAM Santiago se encuentra operando en la segunda sede del CAM, ubicada en San Sebastián 2812, Las Condes.
¿Qué unidades del CAM se encuentran en la sede de Monjitas?
La Dirección Ejecutiva, la Oficina de Estudios y Relaciones Internacionales, la Unidad de Mediación, la Unidad de Online Dispute Resolution y la Unidad de Finanzas continúan operando en la sede del CAM Santiago ubicada en Monjitas 392, piso 11, Santiago.
What are the functions of the lawyers of the Arbitration Unit and the Mediation Unit?
The lawyers of the CAM Santiago’s processing units (known in other countries as administrators or case managers) form a professional team that ensures the proper functioning of our arbitration, mediation and dispute board services, and support the parties, their attorneys, arbitrators and mediators throughout our proceedings. These lawyers are a connecting bridge between the different stakeholders in a case and the CAM Santiago. As well, their functions is to coordinate the face-to-face or virtual hearings, the electronic files and the presence of the interveners in the E-CAM Santiago network and are the valid communications between the parties, their attorneys, arbitrators, and mediators.
Is it possible to work as a paralegal, do an internship, a professional practice at the CAM Santiago?
In Chile, professional practices for law graduates are carried out by the Judicial Assistance Corporation of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights (CAJ). They can be carried out in one of its units or in public institutions that have current agreements with the CAJ. On the other hand, unlike legal firms and other institutions, being an administrator of adequate methods of peaceful conflict resolution, the CAM Santiago does not have paralegals, since legal functions are exercised by the lawyers of the Units of Arbitration, Mediation and ODR, Directors and the Office of Studies and International Relations.
Nevertheless, we have a diversity of internship programs for undergraduate, graduates, and postgraduate students in Law, due to institutional agreements we have signed with Universities and entities, both at a national and an international level.