Ontario Mediator Tag

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...

In horse racing, there is a popular expression, “different horses for different courses.” Some horses run well in mud; others on turf; some don’t run well anywhere and find themselves facing their mortality sooner than they might expect.  This concept applies equally to mediation. There are many ways mediators and...

Another summer has come and gone. As we head into the fourth quarter of 2019 - the home stretch - we'd like to offer five tips for surviving another busy season. Keep Your Eye On The Prize.Remember that at the end of the road, there...

There are few people more pressed for time than young lawyers. Building a practice and reputation is exceptionally difficult work. Relatively new entrants into the legal field can usually be found juggling many cases and burning their candles at both ends. In fact, if you are...