Mediation Tag

[ View PDF Version ] In mid-March, 2020, Canadian life as we knew it changed very dramatically. Mediation was able to continue by reason of the collective will of government, the judiciary and, most of all, lawyers and litigants.  Initially, there was an optimistic view that mediations...

Benjamin Franklin said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail”. I suggest that the judicious use of a pre-mediation conference (“PMC”) can help all those involved in an upcoming mediation to maximize the prospects for productive, effective and efficient discussions and the...

I know what you must be thinking after reading the title of this blog post. What do a playground toy and a piece of hardware have to do with negotiation and mediation? No, I haven’t lost my marbles. If you have a little patience and...

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...

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....

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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