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Mediation plays a critical role in our justice system.  It requires a special skill set and it raises unique challenges both for mediators and counsel representing clients in mediation.  Mediators must constantly strive to stay on top of new and developing issues while continuing to hone their skills.  Counsel must also keep abreast of developments so that they can achieve the best possible results for their clients.

This intensive full day program will ensure that:

  • You are up-to-date on the current law and best practices
  • You know the range of strategic and tactical options and can advise clients/parties on the pros and cons of each (both from the mediator’s and counsel’s perspective)
  • You recognize and understand cultural and gender issues and their impact on the mediation process
  • The mediation process is respected and the goal in coming to an agreement takes priority even in the face of conflict
  • Counsel and mediators understand their obligations, particularly in the face of the numerous potential ethical dilemmas

This OsgoodePD program was developed by a faculty of leading Canadian and international experts to provide valuable insights and practical tips for both mediators and counsel.  It is a unique opportunity to have them all in one room.  You will engage with the best and walk away with tools that you can immediately put to use in your practice



  • Jon Fidler, J.D., C. Med, M+F Mediation & Arbitration Services

Keynote Speaker

  • The Hon. George H. Brown Jr.,* Resolute Systems, LLC, Memphis Tennessee
  • Tracy L. Allen,* Global Resolutions, PLLC,Mt Clemens, Michigan
  • The Hon. George H. Brown Jr.,* Resolute Systems, LLC, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Genevieve A. Chornenki, Estate Mediation Group
  • Patrick C. Coughlan,* Conflict Solutions, Raymond, Maine
  • Tom Curry, Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP
  • Alan L. W. D’Silva, Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Sandra A. Forbes, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
  • Jessica Kimmel, Goodmans LLP
  • Adrian C. Lang, Associate General Counsel, BMO Financial Group
  • Eugene C. Moscovitch*, Judicate West, Alternative Dispute Resolution, L.A., President-Elect, IAM
  • Dr. Jennifer L. Schulz, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba
  • Paul Torrie, Global Resolutions Inc.
  • The Hon. Warren K. Winkler, QC, Former Chief Justice of Ontario, Mediator and Arbitrator

* Distinguished Fellow, IAM (International Academy of Mediators)


Group Discounts

For boardroom and multi-purchase rates, please email us.

Group Discounts for CPD Programs

OsgoodePD offers group rates for both on site and webcast formats. Please note these are only available when registering for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.


After your purchase is complete, the course will appear in the Order History of your OsgoodePD account with a link to "Take Online Course". Once you click "Take Online Course" you will be forwarded to the Moodle page with the materials link. The program video link with be unlocked on the day of the program. You will have access to the video for 60 days.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations, Substitutions and Refunds

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.

Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Program Lawyer

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
Myrsini Zacharakis

Program Details

Date & Time

June 23, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT

Date Recorded

May 12, 2016



Fee per Delegate

$545 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Mediators
  • Counsel
  • Ombuds
  • Provincial government including those working within FSCO
  • Human Relations / HR Professionals

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Perhaps the best CLE I have ever attended. I would note all participants as excellent.

Peter L. Roy, Roy O’Connor LLP