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Diversity a key component of effective mediation

Toronto mediator  Victoria Romero would like to make diversity a pillar of the mediation profession. Read more

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Mediation enables ‘creative’ conflict resolution

Legal dispute mediation begins with the premise that all conflicts can be resolved without resorting to costly court actions, Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin  tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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'ADR mindset' benefits parties to shareholder disputes

Parties to a shareholder dispute can save time and money by adopting an “ADR mindset” to deal with the problem, Toronto litigator and commercial arbitrator  Marvin Huberman tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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Unilateral cost-cutting measures could lead to toxic workplaces

Ontario employers are likely well aware of the legal implications of Bill 148; however, it’s important to also be mindful of the high cost of low morale, Toronto mediator Bernard Morrow tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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Gossin to co-chair OBA program on neuroscience in ADR

Toronto mediator Eric Gossin will co-chair a panel on neuroscience in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) at an upcoming program, presented by the Ontario Bar Association. Read more

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Legal implications of workplace sexual harassment in Ontario

By Mitchell Rose An alarming number of Canadian women in the workforce have faced sexual harassment in their careers.  In a  recent survey  released by Insights West, more than half of Canadian women have experienced various acts of sexual harassment at work, including: “unwanted physical touching, catcalls, being referred to using derogatory or demeaning sexual terms and being pressured for dates.” Read more

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Ten tips for resolving conflict in 2018

Communication is key to resolving conflict and should be at the top of everyone’s New Year’s resolutions,   Toronto mediator Victoria Romero  tells AdvocateDaily.com Read more

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Arbitration an ‘excellent’ tool for securities disputes

Commercial arbitration in securities disputes can be the quickest and most cost-effective way to settle disagreements, says Toronto litigator and commercial arbitrator  Marvin Huberman . Read more

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In-house counsel have key role to play in arbitration process

Following the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v. Jordan , litigants are increasingly turning to arbitration as an alternative to the courts — but in-house counsel have an important role to play in ensuring that arbitration functions in an optimal way, Toronto lawyer and arbitrator  Earl Cherniak  and lawyer Alexander Gay write in Canadian Lawyer . Read more

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Cherniak to discuss professionalism and civility at Advocates' Society event

Toronto lawyer and arbitrator Earl Cherniak will share his insights on the art of civility in advocacy at an upcoming program, presented by The Advocates’ Society. Read more

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New year, new AODA rules — is your business accessible?

By Mitchell Rose January 1 ,  2018 brings a brand new set of requirements for the  Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005  (AODA). Read more

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Guide sets out how to achieve arbitration’s potential: review

A new book by Toronto litigator and commercial arbitrator Marvin Huberman , should enable parties, counsel and arbitrators to obtain the promised benefits of arbitration, or at least to maximize the chances of doing so, according to a recent review in CBA National magazine . Read more

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Mediation offers a holistic, humane way to settle disputes: Romero

The costs of litigation can run high, and often extend beyond financial expenses to intense emotional and psychological strain, particularly in cases involving family members, says Toronto mediator  Victoria Romero . Read more

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Major changes to Ontario employment law – are you ready?

By Mitchell Rose Last summer, many Ontario employers took a collective gasp (while many employees cheered) when the government announced that minimum wage would be increasing to $15 per hour by the end of the decade. Read more

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Trio of mentors helps mediator find her voice

Toronto mediator Victoria Romero credits a trio of experienced mentors with helping her gather the tools to become an effective mediator. Read more

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Reform or replace Commercial Mediation Act: Rose

It may be time to reform or replace Ontario’s  Commercial Mediation Act, 2010  (CMA), Toronto mediator and settlement counsel  Mitchell Rose  writes in The Lawyers' Daily . Read more

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Mediator regulation needed in future

Toronto mediator  Bernard Morrow says the booming mediation profession will likely need regulation at some point in the future. Read more

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Uncertainty persists around enforcement of termination clauses

While more is known now about termination clauses than a year ago, 12 months is a lifetime in employment law — as such, employers and employees need to make peace with change, uncertainty and insecurity, Toronto mediator and settlement counsel  Mitchell Rose  writes in Canadian Lawyer magazine. Read more

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Good arbitration clauses require attention to detail

Although it is often true that arbitration clauses in commercial agreements are the last things lawyers address, parties should always aim to draft clauses that work well when they become necessary, Toronto lawyer and arbitrator  Earl Cherniak writes in Lawyers Weekly . Read more

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Developments in commercial arbitration in Canada

By Earl Cherniak After many years and much consultation, reform of commercial arbitration legislation, international and domestic, is underway across Canada. The existing acts, federal and provincial, were passed many years ago, in Ontario domestically in 1991, and internationally in Ontario and Canada in 1986. Read more

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