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How to keep your law practice going during Covid-19

Every area of business is having difficulties during Covid-19 and the legal industry is no exception. With regular court operations and limitation periods suspended, there will be challenges in moving files along. It is critical while social distancing to move legal services online as much as possible in order to keep the legal system moving. […]

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Ontario school strike: What does a mediator do?

Mediator and Negotiations Specialist Allan Stitt explains the role of a mediator in the ongoing Ontario school strikes. Watch the video on the Global News website: GlobalNews  

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Q & A with Frank Zaid: Resolving franchise disputes through mediation

By Frank Zaid (link to https://adrchambers.com/neutral/frank-zaid/) www.franchiseinfor.ca July 10, 2012   Q: Are we more likely, today and in the future, to see attempts to resolve franchise disputes through mediation or arbitration? A: Absolutely, yes. There are many factors behind this trend, including franchise legislation, judicial decisions, industry guidelines and the franchise media. The franchise relationship is […]

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Faster, cheaper with less process: Top 10 Arbitration Chambers

by Aidan Macnab Canadian Lawyer magazine 13 May 2019 Though he enjoyed his work as a commercial litigator, Allan Stitt found clients were rarely satisfied with the results. If they won – well, big deal, it was inevitable anyway. And if they lost, they felt betrayed. Litigation wasn’t appearing, to him, an effective path to […]

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Q&A with Frank Zaid: Automotive franchises

By Frank Zaid www.franchiseinfo.ca November 14, 2014 Q: In legislative terms, are motor vehicle dealerships considered franchises and, as a consequence, how have courts dealt with disputes between vehicle manufacturers and dealers? A: The courts have now fairly clearly established that motor vehicle dealerships—whether representing domestic or foreign manufacturers—are considered franchises under various provinces’ franchise legislation. As such, […]

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The Value of Mentorship, Part 2: Shaping the Next Generation of Professional Mediators

By: Alicia Kuin (IAM Fellow) Jun 6, 2019 As indicated in The Value of Mentorship, Part 1: Reflections on My Journey from IAM Mentee to IAM Fellow , IAM mentorship has been the defining professional experience in Alicia’s path to becoming a successful professional mediator. Her experience shows that the IAM’s mentorship program can be more […]

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The Value of Mentorship, Part 1: Reflections on My Journey from IAM Mentee to IAM Fellow

By: Alicia Kuin (IAM Fellow) May 23, 2019 At the 2013 IAM Conference in Toronto, the IAM launched a mentorship program and inducted me as one of the organization’s first mentees. This was a pivotal moment in my mediation career, and I want to share with you why. As a young mediator, this conference exposed me to mediation […]

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Q&A with Frank Zaid: Forging strong franchise relationships

By Frank Zaid www.franchiseinfo.ca August 20, 2018 Q: How can franchisors and franchisees work together to forge good franchise relationships and avoid litigation? A: This is a simple question that demands a fairly detailed answer. One key principle to keep in mind is it is up to both parties—i.e. the franchisor and the franchisee—to work together to […]

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Anishnabe N’Oon DA Gaaziiwin: an Indigenous Peacemaking Mediation Nexus

December 17, 2018 Fourth World Journal John Beaucage, B.A., D.Litt., Alicia Kuin, B.A., M.A., LL.M., Q.Med. and Paul Iacono, Q.C. PREFACE This article introduces a new dispute resolution process that we have termed a Hybrid Process, which has been designed to support nation-to-nation building in Canada. It is clear that classic theories and current mediation […]

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Skills of an Effective Mediator

By Derek Sarluis While Mediators must be excellent listeners and communicators while remaining neutral, other skills must be possessed and effectively employed. Knowledge of the applicable law Allows the Mediator to use strengths and weaknesses of the case to influence parties Credibility The Mediator must gain the respect of the parties Tenacity Keeping the parties […]

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