Employment & Labour, Mediation

Rose to present at OBA Labour & Employment program

Toronto mediator and settlement counsel Mitchell Rose will be a guest speaker at an upcoming Ontario Bar Association Labour and Employment CPD program.

Overcoming Professionalism Challenges in Employment Law and Workplace Investigations” — chaired by Ella Forbes-Chilibeck of Forbes-Chilibeck Law and Andrew Monkhouse of Monkhouse Law — is geared toward in-house counsel, external counsel and workplace investigators. The program will provide insights and guidance on the following issues:

  • Managing your relationship with counsel and workplace investigators
  • Working with vulnerable, culturally diverse or difficult clients and their support people
  • Making sense of privilege in the context of workplace investigations
  • Disclosure and dishonesty — when do you need to disclose?
  • Balancing your duties to encourage settlement and advocate for your client
  • What happens at mediation stays at mediation — maintaining confidentiality
  • Avoiding pitfalls of tax avoidance.

Hena Singh of Singh Lamarche LLP and Marnie Baizley of Spring Law will hold a panel on workplace investigations, while Gregory Ko of Kastner Law and Rose, principal of Rose Dispute Resolution, will discuss employment law.

Rose tells AdvocateDaily.com he will be speaking from a mediator perspective while Ko will provide a lawyer’s viewpoint on the following topics:

  • Mitigation and professionalism
  • Taxation of settlements
  • Diversity and inclusion in mediation
  • Applicable Rules of Professional Conduct
  • The “duty to settle” — R. 3.2-4 of the Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Mediation confidentiality
  • How to navigate difficult lawyers and clients during mediation

The event takes place Nov. 19, from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. at the OBA Conference Centre, 20 Toronto St.

This program contains a total of one hour and 30 Minutes of Professionalism content including 15 Minutes of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Professionalism content and one hour and 15 minutes of other Professionalism content.

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