Popovic-Montag to discuss joint sessions in mediation at OBA event
Toronto estates and trusts lawyer Suzana Popovic-Montag will share her expertise on the issue of joint sessions in civil dispute mediation at an upcoming event, presented by the Ontario Bar Association.
On June 7, Popovic-Montag, managing partner of Hull & Hull LLP, will join a panel of fellow experienced mediators at the ‘Joint Sessions and Opening Statements in the Mediation of Civil Disputes’ program, to explore a tool that some find to be helpful in reaching consensus, if used skilfully. However, other mediators and lawyers feel strongly against bringing the parties into the same room, even for the purpose of laying the ground rules for the mediation.
Panelists will discuss the potential benefits and detriments of joint sessions, when joint sessions are appropriate or useful, how opening statements can be effectively used to further the goals of the mediation, and lessons that can be learned from practice areas that are using joint sessions more or less frequently.
The program will run from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Twenty Toronto Street Conferences and Events, located at 20 Toronto St., 2nd Floor, in Toronto, or via live webcast.
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