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In a recent newsletter, I noted that as the calendar year was drawing to an end, we were also at the beginning of the holiday season. Many people around the world happened to be celebrating special days or periods that shared a common feature -...

It’s been said that necessity relieves us from the embarrassment of choice. In March 2020, the emerging COVID-19 pandemic made it imperative for much of the world to stay home when at all possible – whether we wanted to or not. If mediators desired to continue...

Cooper Mediation and Trails Youth Initiative send out our heartfelt thanks for all the support of this year’s edition of Vancestock and one last polite and respectful request for you to consider donating to Vancestock. Please remember that 100% of your donation goes directly to Trails Youth...

Vancestock X: A COVID-Friendly, Physically Distant Day of Music and Fundraising REGISTER TODAY! Cooper Mediation is excited that registration for this year's Vancestock is now open. Vancestock X, an annual fundraiser for Trails Youth Initiatives, takes place on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Doors open at 1 pm and the...

[ 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...

We can't believe that we are now in month 11 since we’ve been in the company of our colleagues, clients, and friends. With this in mind, we wanted to take a moment to send you a video message from Vance Cooper, Jonathan Cooper, Logan Cooper...

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...

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