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The program offers a rare opportunity to increase counsel’s effectiveness in handling personal injury/tort cases at mediations. Expert counsel and mediators will explain and demonstrate key aspects of advocacy in mediations, including: what makes for a winning mediation brief, handling bad behavior and difficult personalities, impact of cross-cultural factors on the mediation, and creative ways of overcoming impasses.

Other areas covered include:

  • Taking full advantage of the opportunities presented by the mediation brief
  • Establishing and maintaining your credibility with the mediator
  • Tactics the other side will use and how to counter them
  • Getting a failing mediation back on track, using the mediator as your key resource
  • Ethical and professional issues arising throughout the process

Expert counsel and mediators will illuminate and demonstrate key aspects of mediation advocacy.

“A very well-conceived program designed to arm a litigator…with basic and advanced skills for mediation as well as an understanding of some of the more nuanced aspects of mediation strategy”
Jayashree Goswami, Zurich Canadian Holdings Ltd., participant in OsgoodePD’s earlier version of this program


Program Chairs

  • Frank K. Gomberg, Gomberg Mediation Solutions Inc.
  • Paul Torrie, Global Resolutions
  • Heidi R. Brown, Bogoroch & Associates LLP
  • Catherine Bruder, Bruder Springstead LLP
  • Valerie A. Edwards, Torkin Manes LLP
  • Jon T. Fidler, M + F Mediation & Arbitration Services
  • Mark G. Frank, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Communication, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
  • Frank K. Gomberg, B.A., J.D., LL.M., Gomberg Mediation Solutions Inc.
  • Elizabeth Grace, Lerners LLP
  • Risa M. Kirshblum, Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP
  • Sandhya Kohli, Mediator & Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Alfred M. Kwinter, Singer, Kwinter
  • Jeffrey R. LeRoy, Lawson LLP
  • Robert L. Love, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Ivan Luxenberg, M + F Mediation & Arbitration Services
  • Gavin MacKenzie, MacKenzie Barristers
  • Wendy Moore Mandel, Thomson, Rogers
  • Rebecca L. Nelson, Azevedo & Nelson
  • Donald H. Rogers, Q.C., Rogers Partners LLP
  • Robert Rotenberg, Rotenberg Shidlowski Jesin
  • J. Jay Rudolph, Rudolph Mediation & Arbitration Services Inc.
  • Kadey B.J. Schultz, Schultz Frost LLP
  • Muneeza Sheikh, Levitt LLP
  • Muneeza Sheikh, Levitt LLP
  • Kathleen Urdahl, Global Resolutions
  • Richard J. (Rick) Weiler, Weiler ADR Inc.


Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.  For financial assistance, please email financialaid-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee
Boardroom rates available.


The video stream, including a link to the program materials will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.


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Technical Support

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

Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Date Recorded
February 15-16, 2017
Running Time

Day 1: 7:56:09
Day 2: 4:10:38

Fee per Delegate

$695 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Plaintiffs’ and defendants’ counsel in tort or personal injury mediations
  • Claims managers and other insurance professionals who make settlement decisions at mediation
  • Institutional litigants who make settlement decisions at mediations

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