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Sue your way to settlement

By Mitchell Rose Even  settlement counsel  like me, who encourage early resolution and discourage litigation, sometimes must “sue for ... Read more

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Why living common-law is not the same as being married

It’s a familiar misconception that living together as common-law is the same as being married, but that’s not the case — particularly when dealing with ... Read more

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The position of executor: from cradle to grave – Part II

By Avi Dahary Fact gathering In part one of this series, I provided an introduction to the position of estate executor, including basic principles to follow and ... Read more

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Getting past impasse with mediator settlement recommendations

By Mitchell Rose Getting past impasse: Reaching the end of a mediation session and learning that you and the other side are far apart in your settlement position can be ... Read more

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Revisiting 2016 'goal-utions' useful for mediators

New Year’s resolutions are made to be revisited, even if they are not technically “resolutions,” says Toronto mediator, lawyer and settlement counsel  ... Read more

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Margaret Waddell moves practice to Phillips Gill LLP

Toronto class-action lawyer  Margaret Waddell  has moved her practice to  Phillips Gill LLP  where she is focusing on plaintiff-side class actions, as well as ... Read more

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Joint session: a tale of two mediations

By Bernard Morrow In this my last post of 2016, I share a tale of two wrongful dismissal mediations conducted weeks apart. While both ended in settlement, the road to ... Read more

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Managing mental illness in family law mediation

When Oakville family mediator  Cathryn Paul  screens clients before a mediation, some may reveal their struggles with mental illness for the very first time. ... Read more

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The position of executor: from cradle to grave

By Avi Dahary Part I – An introduction to the position This is the first of a 10-part series in which the position of estate executor is explored from the time an ... Read more

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Rose to co-chair OBA Institute ADR program

On Feb. 8, Toronto mediator, lawyer and settlement counsel Mitchell Rose  will co-chair the alternative dispute resolution program at the Ontario Bar Association's Institute ... Read more

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More changes to AODA – are you truly open for business?

By Mitchell Rose A new year often means new laws. Are you truly open for business? For employers, the start of a new year in this decade has been synonymous with a ... Read more

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What happens to pets in divorce?

The question of who gets the family pet after a separation is one that often arises in mediation — particularly since the courts refuse to handle “custody” ... Read more

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Benmor offers prestigious office address to lawyers

Veteran family law practitioner  Steven Benmor  is renting luxury law offices in Toronto’s trendy Annex area to lawyers looking for a prestigious ... Read more

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TCAS makes positive changes to international commercial arbitration

Toronto mediator and commercial arbitrator Marvin Huberman says proposed amendments to the International Commercial Arbitration Act (ICAA) will not only clarify the ... Read more

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Huberman named member of TCAS Executive Committee

Toronto mediator and commercial arbitrator Marvin Huberman is now a member of the Executive Committee of the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society (TCAS). Huberman was ... Read more

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Parties opting for early mediation in light of high discovery costs

With the sheer volume of electronic information available, the time and money spent on e-discovery in a civil claim can quickly eat up a litigant’s budget, says the Hon. ... Read more

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Helping families craft lasting solutions as certified family mediator

Toronto family lawyer  Jennifer Samara Shuber  has gained accreditation as a certified family mediator, using her broad experience in family law and social work to help ... Read more

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Campbell to discuss mediation basics at CIAJ program

The Hon. Colin L. Campbell Q.C. will share his expertise on how lawyers and judges can become mediators at an upcoming program in Toronto, hosted by the Canadian ... Read more

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Hull to speak at LSUC primer on mediation for litigators

Toronto trusts and estates litigator  Ian Hull  will speak at an upcoming Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) program, aimed at providing litigators with a primer on ... Read more

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Parties need more disclosure on mediation process, approach

As an alternative to dispute resolution through adjudication, mediation promises to allow parties to take ownership of their own disputes, Toronto mediator and lawyer  Kumail ... Read more

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