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ADRIC offers free webinar to assist members in time of social distancing: Options for Online Dispute Resolution: An Introduction to Using Zoom

ADRIC wants to support its members in this time of self-isolation and social distancing as these may be  impacting your practice, so we are offering a complimentary webinar on ODR (Online Dispute Resolution) and Zoom Videoconferencing; see below. Many of you are already on the Zoom platform via the excellent  ADRIC Group Plan.  Those who

And the Oscar Goes to…

Hollywood has a long history of dramatic and Oscar-worthy divorce stories and performances. Just think about some of the award-winning films the Academy appears to swoon over: Kramer vs Kramer (1979), The War of the Roses (1989), The Squid and the Whale (2005) and, most recently, Marriage Story (2019). This last tale, in particular, is

Update from the ADRIC Government Relations Committee

by Elser Lee Archer, C.Med, Member   The ADRIC Government Relations (GR) Committee commenced work in spring 2016. In less than 4 years we have covered a lot of ground! Most notably, during the ADRIC conference in Victoria BC the ADRIC GR Committee coordinated our first Advocacy day to engage members of a provincial legislature.

The Med-Arb Option

Published on L’expert | by Elizabeth Raymer The ADR Institute of Canada has drafted a framework for mediation-arbitration (Med-Arb) processes and is creating a designation for Med-Arb practitioners. Last July, the ADR Institute of Canada announced it had drafted a framework for mediation-arbitration (Med-Arb) processes and is creating a designation for Med-Arb practitioners, the first

Canada is among the first countries to release guidelines for combining mediation and arbitration

Published on Law Times News | by Anita Balakrishnan | 22 Jan 2020 Canada’s forthcoming “med-arb” rules are among the first of their kind, and the creators say they are already fielding information requests from around the world. The guidelines, which were approved in December and are in the final polishing stages by the ADR

ADRIC Announces Regional McGowan Award Winner: Charmaine Panko

The ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC) announces that Charmaine Panko has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the Regional Lionel J. McGowan Award. This award is given annually to an individual who has contributed significantly to the promotion and development of ADR within a region or made an outstanding contribution to the development and

ADRIC Announces National McGowan Award Winner for 2019: Wendy Hassen

The ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC) announces that Wendy Hassen has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the National Lionel J. McGowan Award. This Award recognizes those who have made an outstanding contribution to the development and success of ADRIC on a national level, and have contributed significantly to the promotion and development of

ADR Institute of Canada to Launch New Rules, Designation and Templates for “Med-Arb”

Since December 2015, ADRIC has considered and committed to develop guidelines or a framework for Med-Arb processes.  Since then, ADRIC has also considered a Med-Arb designation for practitioners who can demonstrate the appropriate education and experience. Med-Arb is a hybrid approach that combines the benefits of mediation and arbitration. Parties first attempt to collaborate on

The Honourable Benjamin J. Greenberg, Q.C., C.Arb

The Honourable Benjamin J. Greenberg, Q.C., C.Arb passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019. Me. Greenberg was called to the Quebec Bar in 1959 and practiced business law. He was an active litigator in Quebec’s civil courts before being appointed as a judge. After serving on the Superior Court of Quebec for more than 22

ADR Institute of Canada and Regional Affiliates Enter into New Agreement

Access to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes such as mediation and arbitration provides families, workplaces, businesses and communities with efficient and effective ways to resolve their disputes without recourse to the Courts and litigation. The demand for ADR is growing in the justice system, in our personal and professional relationships, and in every sector of