Annual Report 2017/2018

  • July 05, 2018

Summary of Meetings: ADR - Vancouver

Number of Meetings Held: 5

Tuesday, November 21, 2018
Guest Speaker: "Nicholas Davies - MacLean Law
Diane Bell - Clark Wilson LLP"
Meeting Title/Topic: Mediation 101
Synopsis: This session was useful for both mediators and counsel in all areas of dispute resolution. Nicholas Davies is a senior family law counsel and addressed mediation from counsel’s perspective. Diane Bell is one of the top family law mediators in the Province and addressed mediation from the mediator’s perspective.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Guest Speaker: Gabriel Somjen, QC
Meeting Title/Topic: The Power of the Apology
Synopsis: Gabriel Somjen addressed the power of the apology and the legal ramifications that can occur.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Guest Speaker: Shannon Salter - Chair of the Civil Resolution Tribunal
Meeting Title/Topic: Civil Dispute Resolution Tribunal
Synopsis: Shannon Salter, Chair of the Civil Resolution Tribunal presented on the Civil Dispute Resolution Tribunal.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Guest Speaker: Professor Audrey J. Lee, J.D., Harvard University, Senior Mediator, Boston Law Collaborative, LLC, Executive Director, BLC Institute
Meeting Title/Topic: Mind Bugs: Working with your own Biases as Lawyers & Mediators
Synopsis: This workshop involved interactive presentations and exercises to raise awareness about our biases – essentially, a form of mental shortcut that we all engage in – as well as discussion of stereotypes each of us has encountered in the way we are viewed by others. In addition to awareness raising exercises, the facilitator shared strategies to address implicit bias and provide opportunities for participants to apply these ideas in mediation and practice scenarios.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Guest Speaker: Joan Braun, Lawyer, Mediator, Consultant
Meeting Title/Topic: Issues in Mediation That Are Elder Specific in a Range of Practice Areas
Synopsis: Joan Braun has worked as a mediator in private practice since 2004, resolving family, civil, elder, workplace and child protection disputes. She is accredited as a Family Law Mediator with the Law Society of BC, is a certified Comprehensive Family Mediator with Family Mediation Canada and is a member of BC’s Mediator Roster (Civil).

Comments and Observations of the Chair