Recreational cannabis opens whole new legal can of worms

Legalizing recreational cannabis has created a growing list of legal headaches, Toronto arbitrator Marvin Huberman tells Caregiver Solutions magazine. Read more

More couples resolving family law matters through ADR

A downward trajectory in the total number of family law cases in Canadian courts shows that more people are opting for alternative dispute resolution, says Toronto family lawyer Kathryn Hendrikx. Read more

Gossin starts new chapter at Devry Smith Frank

The latest chapter in the storied career of Toronto mediator Eric Gossin begins today when he joins Devry Smith Frank LLP. Read more

AI has a place in ADR: Huberman

Artificial intelligence (AI) won’t completely replace humans in alternative dispute resolution, Toronto commercial arbitrator Marvin Huberman tells Law Times . Read more

Complexity of construction disputes makes them perfect for ADR

The complexity of construction disputes makes them prime candidates for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, says Toronto lawyer and arbitrator Marvin Huberman. Read more

Mediation is affordable, timely alternative in family law

Mediation is one of the best ways to provide access to justice in an affordable and timely way — especially in family law cases, says Toronto arbitrator and mediator Victoria Romero. Read more

Calculating bonuses in mediation is tricky business: Fisher

Setting a value for bonuses or potential future income during mediation in a dismissal case can be tricky for mediators, but there are a few templates available to make the process manageable, says Toronto employment mediator and arbitrator Barry B. Fisher. Read more

Family law alternatives to litigation — part 2

In the final instalment of a two-part series, Toronto family lawyer Julia Tremain explores various litigation alternatives to resolve family law disputes. Read more

Emotional intelligence a valuable commodity for mediators

Mediators have to be adept in soft skills to identify and break down the causes of an impasse between opposing sides, Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin tells Read more

When settling your case is the best option

While it may be tempting to have your ‘day in court,’ there are several key reasons why you should consider settling over litigating, including changing the future rather than dwelling in the past, says Toronto mediator and settlement counsel Mitchell Rose. Read more

Siegel to share insights on ethical issues in arbitration

Toronto family lawyer Brahm Siegel will speak about ethical issues in family arbitration at the upcoming Osgoode Professional Development forum on Effective Arbitration: Strategies for Success. Read more

You’ve picked an arbitrator, now what?

After an arbitrator has been selected to lead an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process, both sides have to be ready to work with that person to get the issue settled efficiently and fairly, says Toronto litigator and commercial arbitrator Marvin Huberman , a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Read more

Marchetti: collaborative approach gives parties more control

Toronto family lawyer Christine Marchetti says her long-standing interest in non-litigation-based approaches was the impetus behind her recent collaborative training. Read more

Settlement not the sole indicator of a successful mediation

Cooling-off periods and interim agreements can help parties consolidate gains made in mediation, even if the session did not result in a settlement, Toronto mediator Bernard Morrow tells Read more