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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...

[ Click Here To Download In PDF Format ] Every choice has its consequences. My parents did their best to instill this idea in me at a very early age. Years of their lectures (and all the time I spent reflecting on my own choices while...

“And now for something completely different.” No, this isn’t a Monty Python sketch; it’s the moment when participants who are engaged in our adversarial legal system attempt to co-operate and work together. When you say it like that, it sounds almost absurd as one of...

Originally published as a paper, read in full [PDF]. All too frequently, I attend mediations and I am asked by one side or the other or both to “work your magic”. It is my theory that neither magic acts nor miracles occur at mediation. Magic acts...

Think back to the mid-1980s - if you’re old enough to remember them. Michael Jackson moonwalked his way into superstardom, the Breakfast Club taught kids everywhere that serving detention could give you a real education, and a fresh-faced articling student named Vance Cooper was eagerly...

Over the past 30 years working on personal injury and insurance claims - as a lawyer, arbitrator, and mediator - I have observed that settlement discussions in advance of mediation occur all too infrequently. Five factors which I believe contribute to the inability of those...