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Arbitration is one method of dispute resolution and is likely to continue to play an increasing role in our justice system, requiring a special skill set and raising unique challenges for all those involved.

This full-day program will ensure that:

  • You have a good understanding of the procedural issues in arbitration and how the decision to arbitrate is made and why?
  • You are fully aware of the ethical issues at play in the professional practice of arbitration and have the skills to face them transparently and thoughtfully
  • You have a solid understanding of your role as an effective advocate from preparation to problem-solving to documenting the settlement and beyond
  • You gain a better understanding of the court’s attitudes towards judicial review
  • You have an understanding of the creative uses of the arbitration process: going beyond the do’s and don’ts

Developed as part of a unique partnership, this joint ADRIO/FDRIO/OsgoodePD program will provide a forum for discussion focusing on broadening the skills of those currently working in arbitration and provide a wealth of information for those contemplating a career in arbitration or those who simply work in dispute resolution and need a grounding of the concepts.




  • The Honourable Thomas Albert Cromwell, C.C., Senior Counsel, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP “The Flexibility of Arbitration and the Possibilities of User Designed Approaches”

Program Chairs

  • Lorne H. Wolfson, Torkin Manes LLP
  • Marvin J. Huberman, LLB., LLM., FCIArb, FAIADR, President of ADRIO


  • Larry Banack, Banack Resolutions Inc.
  • Michael Erdle, FCIArb., C.Arb., C.Med., Practical Resolutions
  • Herschel Fogelman, Fogelman Law
  • Verlyn Francis, Isiko Dispute Resolution Consultants
  • Cheryl Goldhart, Goldhart & Associates
  • Stephen Grant, LSM, Cert. F. Arb.,  Grant Crawford Watson LLP
  • William G. Horton, Independent Commercial Arbitrator
  • Megan Keenberg, Van Kralingen & Keenberg LLP
  • David McCutcheon, Counsel, Dentons Canada LLP
  • Marcel Mongeon, Ross, Mongeon, Covello & Co.
  • Pamela Pengelley, Cozen O’Connor
  • Joel Richler, FCIArb., Arbitrator & Mediator
  • Richard Shields, LLB, MA, LLM, PhD, Family Dispute Resolution
  • Brahm D. Siegel, Nathens, Siegel LLP
  • Chloe Snider, Dentons Canada LLP
  • Jennifer Webster, Mediator, Arbitrator, Facilitator


Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments.

Group Discounts

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.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the certificate 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 and Substitutions

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.


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Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Myrsini Zacharakis at MZacharakis@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

April 17, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. EDT

Online Replay 
May 22, 2019
Register for Online Replay


Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

$495 + HST (Early-bird price of $450 until February 28, 2019) 

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Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Mediators
  • Arbitrators
  • ADR Professionals
  • Anyone dealing with dispute resolution issues
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Lawyers who practice in: family, civil litigation, labour/employment, bankruptcy/insolvency, commercial, wills/estates
  • Financial professionals including evaluators, actuaries, forensic accountants
  • Government Employees
  • Business Leaders
  • Union Representatives
  • Counselors
  • Parenting Coordinators

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