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The 6th Annual Winkler/IAM/OsgoodePD Conference on Mediation

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.

With a different focus each year, 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.

Faculty

Program Chair

  • J. Jay Rudolph, LLB. C.Med., C.Arb, Rudolph Mediation & Arbitration Services Inc.

Special Guest Speaker

  • The Honourable Caroline Mulroney, Attorney General for Ontario and Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs

Faculty

  • The Hon. J. Douglas Cunningham, QC, Cunningham Dispute Resolution Services Ltd.
  • The Hon. Georgina R. Jackson, Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan
  • William Kaplan, Lawyer, Arbitrator, Mediator
  • Jeffrey Krivis, First Mediation Corporation (California)
  • Lela P. Love, Professor of Law; Director, Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution; Director, Cardozo Mediation Clinic
  • Martha Simmons, Winkler Professor of Dispute Resolution; Academic Director, Winkler Institute of Dispute Resolution; Director, Mediation Clinic and Intensive Program, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • Allan J. Stitt, ADR Chambers
  • Mina Vaish, Mediator, York Mediation
  • The Hon. Warren K. Winkler, OC, O.Ont., QC, Former Chief Justice of Ontario, Mediator & Arbitrator

Planning Committee

  • Jon Fidler, JD, C.Med., M+F Mediation & Arbitration Services
  • Paul M. Iacono, QC, YorkStreet Dispute Resolution Group Inc.
  • Alicia Kuin, C.Med, LL.M. (ADR), M.A., B.A., Conflict Analyst & Mediator, YorkStreet Dispute Resolution Group Inc.
  • Renee Levine, Executive Director, International Academy of Mediators
  • Jay Rudolph, LLB. C.Med., C.Arb, Rudolph Mediation & Arbitration Services Inc.
  • Martha Simmons, Winkler Professor of Dispute Resolution; Academic Director, Winkler Institute of Dispute Resolution; Director, Mediation Clinic and Intensive Program, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • The Hon. Warren K. Winkler, OC, O.Ont., QC, Former Chief Justice of Ontario, Mediator & Arbitrator

Agenda

Fees

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

Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

OsgoodePD offers group rates and financial assistance for both on-site and webcast formats.

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.

FAQs

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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

May 2, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT

Online Replay
May 30, 2019
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Location

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

Fee per Delegate

$595 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours

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Who Should Attend

  • Mediators
  • Counsel
  • Ombudsman
  • In-house counsel
  • Human Relations professionals

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

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Hotels & Parking

If you require accommodations in downtown Toronto, OsgoodePD has arranged Corporate Rates with several hotels within walking distance of our downtown conference centre.