Med-Arb is becoming an increasingly popular way to resolve disputes. It can be designed to resolve most disputes occurring in everyday personal and commercial matters efficiently, effectively and fairly. It can be used to resolve disputes involving both lower and higher monetary amounts and disputes where relationships are of lesser or greater importance, such as family disputes, commercial disputes, partnership disputes, landlord and tenant disputes, condominium disputes, and many others.
This med-arb workshop, delivered by Colm Brannigan and Richard Moore, both highly experienced dispute resolution professionals, is an intensive three-day practical immersion in the knowledge and competencies required to run a fair, effective and efficient med-arb process.
Topics covered include: an overview of the med-arb process, the benefits, and challenges of the process, standards of conduct and ethical issues related to the process, the negotiation and drafting of the med-arb agreement, developing a reflective practice, transitioning from mediation to arbitration, how arbitrators make decisions, award writing, and practical professional considerations for the med-arbitrator.
The workshop will take place in a positive and supportive learning environment using interactive adult teaching methods. All participants will be given opportunities to practice as a med-arbitrator at various stages throughout the med-arb process. Teaching methodologies include short lectures, case studies, demonstrations, small group discussions, interactive exercises, and role plays followed by constructive feedback.
This unique program will fulfill the education requirements for the ADRIC C.Med-Arb designation
Colm Brannigan, LLM (ADR), C.Med-Arb, Brannigan ADR
Richard Moore, C.Arb, C.Med, MDR Associates
Format: This workshop will be presented online, through Zoom.
Language: This workshop will be presented in English
Required equipment: The program will be presented in modules. Attendees need a computer, tablet or phone, an internet connection (wired recommended), a microphone and video camera to be seen or to participate by audio or video.
Who should take this workshop? The workshop will be of interest to practitioners with a wide variety of subject matter expertise including mediators, lawyers, arbitrators, tribunal members and those supporting them, internal conflict management program participants, and anyone wanting to seriously enhance their conflict management and med-arb knowledge and skills.
Pre-requisites: Participants should have some training and experience in mediation and/or arbitration prior to taking this workshop.
Professional Development Accreditation:
- ADRIC Continuing Education & Engagement (CEE) points: 34
- Law Society of British Columbia: 10 hours
- Law Society of New Brunswick: 17 hours
- Law Society of Saskatchewan: 15.5 hours including 1 Ethics hour
- CPD accreditation pending from all Law Societies across Canada
Day 1: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 Noon to 6:00 pm ET
Day 2: Thursday, October 13, 2022 Noon to 6:00 pm ET
Day 3: Friday, October 14, 2022 Noon to 5:00 pm ET
ADRIC Members: $1,200*
*applicable taxes extra
We reserve the right to cancel the session if minimum registration numbers are not met and would notify registrants one week prior to the course start date.
Deadline to register: the Thursday prior at 11:59pm ET
CANCELLATION POLICY: If you must cancel, notice must be received in writing. All refund requests received up to one week prior to the first day of the workshop will receive a refund less a 5% administrative fee. Notice must be received NO LATER THAN 11:59pm ET THREE DAYS PRIOR to the first day of the workshop to receive a refund less a 25% administrative fee unless we are able to find a replacement for your spot, in which case you will receive a refund less 10% admin fee. No refunds available after that point.