Public Discourse
Empowering Litigants through Data on Courts

This roundtable aims to showcase a new framework developed by XKDR Forum, in collaboration with Agami as ecosystem partner, which can potentially help litigants make informed choices using data including that disseminated by courts. We will also demonstrate the findings of a pilot that deploys this framework in the context of a litigant choosing a debt recovery forum in Mumbai. The purpose of the roundtable is to seek feedback from the audience on the findings and real-world applications of this framework, the utility of pilots like the one we demonstrate at the roundtable, and the potential to scale up the pilot across case types. For example, our researchers apply this framework to estimate the probability of getting a first hearing at the Bombay High Court within the first 3 months of filing a case in this article.

The audience will comprise a mix of legal practitioners, firms that litigate frequently in Indian courts, entrepreneurs working in the law and justice field, academic researchers, and civil society organizations.

The YouTube playlist for the event.

17 Jun 2023
Board room, Trilegal, One World Center, Tower 2A, 10th floor, Tulsi Pipe Rd, Lower Parel West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013
11:00 - 11:15

Opening Remarks

Ajay Shah, XKDR Forum

Sachin Malhan, Agami

11:15 - 11:55

Session I: The idea of metrics that inform litigants

11:15 - 11:35

Presentation on the goals of the framework and its constituent elements,

Susan Thomas, XKDR Forum [Video]

11:35 - 11:55

Session is opened to the floor

11:55 to 12:10

Tea break

12:10 - 13:10

Session II: Piloting the idea on debt enforcement fora

12:10 - 12:25

Part I: Presentation on a pilot across 3 debt enforcement fora in Mumbai,

Pavithra Manivannan, XKDR Forum [Video]

12:25 - 12:40

Part II: Demonstration of a tool for litigants,

Ooloi labs. [Video]

12:40 - 13:10

Session is opened to the floor for feedback and inputs on the pilot and the tool

13:10 - 14:10

Lunch break

14:10 - 15:10

Session III: A broader scope: can this work with other matters?

14:10 - 14:40

Presentation of ideas by Second Chance,

Nyaaya and Ooloi labs [Video]

14:40 - 15:10

Session is opened to the floor to discuss potential applications of the framework

15:10 - 15:20

Synthesis and future of this work

Bhargavi Zaveri-Shah, XKDR Forum [Video]

15:20 - 15:30

Closing Remarks

Justice (Retd.) A Sikri, former Supreme Court judge.