Annual Report 2022-2023

  • July 17, 2023

Summary of Meetings: ADR - Nanaimo

Number of Meetings Held:6

October 27, 2022
Registration Count: 31
Guest Speakers: Stephen McPhee, KC, Nancy Merrill, KC, and Dean Oliphant
Meeting Title/Topic: Post-Mediation Regrets and How to Avoid Them
Synopsis: Tips for both mediators and lawyers to avoid clients from regretting the decisions they made in mediation.

November 17, 2022
Registration Count: 26
Guest Speakers: Donna Soules and Marshall Soules
Meeting Title/Topic: Who goes first? Power, Balance and Neutrality in Mediation
Synopsis: Techniques to promote equal bargaining ground in the mediation process.

February 9, 2023
Registration Count: 38
Guest Speakers: Patricia Blair
Meeting Title/Topic: Self-Represented Parties in the Family Law Mediation Process
Synopsis: Patricia Blair, family lawyer and mediator, discussed best practices for mediators (including ethical obligations for lawyer-mediators and non-lawyer mediators) when working with self-represented parties.

April 20, 2023
Registration Count: 19
Guest Speakers: Brent Anderson and Christie Lusk
Meeting Title/Topic: Setting Up Mediation - Arbitration for Success
Synopsis: Arlene Henry, KC and Carol Hickman discussed the different options and considerations when structuring a mediation-arbitration. Ms. Henry and Ms. Hickman are both experienced mediators and arbitrators and will be sharing some of what they have learned over the years to best structure med-arbs for success.

May 4, 2023
Registration Count: 35
Guest Speakers: Sally Campbell
Meeting Title/Topic: Here for a Good Time...AND a Long Time: How to have a long, healthy and happy career in ADR
Synopsis: Sally Campbell lead an engaging discussion on building and maintaining long-term health and wellness while working in the field of alternative dispute resolution.

June 15, 2023
Registration Count: Remote: 10 | In-person: 3
Guest Speakers: Jereme Brooks
Meeting Title/Topic: It's Not About You - It's All About You
Synopsis: Jeremy Brooks discussed the competing priorities that all mediators have.