Mediation

I have been mulling over this paper in my mind for some time. One of my colleagues is very much opposed to the expression “compromise” as she believes it has negative connotations. This led me to go to the source of all wisdom, the Internet,...

“I’ll see you in court!” How many times have you heard that line on television shows or in movies as a set-up to a climactic courtroom showdown between two sides in a legal dispute? In reality, most lawsuits and civil actions are settled prior to...

Obligation. It's a word that takes away any notion that you have a choice in the matter at hand. Put simply, it “must” be done, whether you like it or not. As a result, an obligation may end up feeling more like a burden or...

At the risk of stating the obvious, the essence of a civil action arises from disagreement which produces friction. It would be fanciful to come to mediation without considering the presence of friction and putting that friction to productive use. Friction is defined as the resistance...

Vance Cooper was a panelist and Jonathan Cooper was moderator and a panelist at the Toronto Lawyers Association CPD program “Mediation Advocacy in Personal Injury and Insurance Matters” on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. They were joined by panelists Allyson Webster and Marcela Saitua. Mediation is a powerful...

Cooper Mediation