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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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ADR Chambers named as Authorized Nominating Authority by Ministry of Attorney General – July 18, 2019

ADR Chambers named as Authorized Nominating Authority by Ministry of Attorney General – July 18, 2019 Originally published by the Ministry of the Attorney General TORONTO — Today, Attorney General Doug Downey announced an essential next step to the full implementation of a first-in-Canada prompt payment regime to support jobs and growth in the construction […]

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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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The Newest Tort: Elder Care Abuse

By Paul M. Iacono When I first read the news item regarding the five Manitoba families that had launched litigation against a retirement home healthcare corporation. I thought immediately about my own experience as a son, and a son-in-law dealing with aging and infirm loved ones. I also thought of my mediation practice where these […]

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The Art and Science of Mediating

 By Paul M. Iacono In the realm of civil justice in Ontario; with the passage of time, we have seen an increase in both procedural process, and legal costs, and these items have combined to make access to a courtroom (justice) virtually impossible for the ordinary citizen. This situation has resulted in the proliferation of […]

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