Online Mediation

Optimism: The First of Three Soft Skills Every Mediation Needs

Hard skills, such as legal expertise and preparation, are essential to bring to any mediation. But when soft skills are also brought to the table, I’ve found it significantly strengthens and amplifies those hard skills, the two combining together for the lawyers, clients, and mediator in effectively moving a stalled case along. What do I

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Online Mediation or In-Person: Determining the Best Path for Your Case

This article first appeared on the Ontario Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution website. It was published on August 27, 2021. The article can be found here. With the eventual easing of COVID-19 restrictions, we will have the option of doing mediations in-person again rather than only remotely. However, given remote mediations have proven to be

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The Power and Importance of Opening Statements when Mediating Online

We are now one year into mediating online and entering the third wave of the Covid-19.  After over a year of lock-downs and restrictions, many of us have become very comfortable with mediating online.  Given the benefits of mediating online, I believe that this practice will be continued for at least the next several months,

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