Annual Report 2010/2011

  • June 28, 2011

Submitted by Section Chair Colleen Selby

Summary of Activities

Number of Meetings Held: 8

September 21, 2010
Joint Meeting with Wills and Trusts-Vancouver Section
Guest Speaker: Professor John Wade, Bond University, Australia
Synopsis: Resolving Succession Disputes

October 19, 2010
Guest Speaker: Susanna Jani, Mediate BC Society
Synopsis: Long-distance Mediation

November 16, 2010
Guest Speakers: Sally Campbell and Howard Nemten
Synopsis: Marketing the Business of an ADR Practice

December 14, 2010
Guest Speaker: Nicole Garton-Jones
Synopsis: Breaking Robert's Rules: The New Way to Run your Meeting, Build Consensus and Get Results

March 15, 2011
Joint Meeting with Civil Litigation-Vancouver Section
Guest Speakers: Henri Alvarez, QC and George Macintosh, QC
Synopsis: Sport Court of Arbitration

April 19, 2011
Guest Speakers: Gerald Ghikas, QC and Gabriel Somjen, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Synopsis: Advocacy in Mediation and Arbitration

May 17, 2011
Joint Meeting with Business Law, Employment, and Labour Sections
Guest Speaker: Professor Sharon Sutherland
Synopsis: Deal Mediators, Creativity Research, and "Jolts": What is New or Under-utilized in the World of Collaborative Decision Making?

Comments and Observations of the Chair

This Section works best when each member of the Executive takes responsibility for organizing one of the Section meetings, as they did this year. Also many thanks to past Chair Kari Boyle who continued to guide and promote the activities of the Section.

The Alternate Dispute Resolution-Vancouver Section is also one which is perfect for collaboration and joint meetings with other Sections. We had a good response at joint meetings..