Mediators

A train carrying the plaintiff leaves Personal Injury City at 9 am travelling at the speed of despair. Another train carrying the defendant leaves Insurance Acres at 2 pm travelling at the speed of limited liability. How long before they meet and get completely derailed? Before...

Take a moment to think of all the famous lines from the big screen that would make such an arresting statement at a mediation or negotiation table. From “Show me the money!” in Jerry Maguire, to “Don’t tell me I can’t do it; don’t tell me...

Reality can be a bitter pill to swallow – especially in a law suit or arbitration when there might be large sums of money on the line.  As a mediator, giving one or more parties a dose of reality is a significant part of my job....

Admit it: before the COVID-19 crisis, your personal and professional lives were probably going a mile a minute. You needed more hours in the day to accomplish everything on your to do list and to see everyone you needed to see.  Suddenly, the world entered the...

Cooper Mediation hopes all of our friends, clients and colleagues are staying safe and healthy. We are all striving to find some sense of normalcy in these trying and challenging times. Cooper Mediation Inc. will continue to conduct mediations by way of videoconferencing and teleconferencing until...

If you’re reading this blog, there’s a good chance you are working from your home office. In the midst of a pandemic, most of us are observing social and physical distancing regulations in place in Ontario, throughout Canada and around the world. Since mediation is...

The primary concern of Cooper Mediation is the health and safety of our clients, their clients, our staff and the families and friends of all of the foregoing. The growth in the number of cases of COVID-19 in Ontario is creating challenges for all of...

There’s a comic drawing making the rounds on the Internet that makes an interesting statement or observation about conflict. It shows two people, who have approached a number from different directions, beginning to argue. One observes a “6”. The other observes a “9”. The original comic...

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