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Join the dispute resolution community October 18, 19 & 20, 2017  in St. John's NL for the ADR Institute of Canada's AGM and National Conference:

ADRIC 2017: ADR & Access to Justice

  • Earn CPD accreditations from all Canadian law societies
  • Earn up to 38 ADRIC CEE points
  • Two pre-conference workshops Wednesday October 18th from which to choose:
    • Elder Mediation: What’s in a Name? How Elder Mediation Differs from Other Forms of Mediation
    • Facilitation Skills for Experienced Mediators
  • Special tours and events to include spouses and families

Enjoy exceptional luncheon keynote speakers, improved networking opportunities with lengthened breaks and the cocktail reception, special industry exhibitors, CPD points accreditation and the incomparable atmosphere of Newfoundland!

Specialised topic streams: International Arbitration, Commercial Arbitration, Mediation, Family, Workplace, and Special interest.

Interested in an innovative approach which provides access to justice? If so, you will enjoy this presentation by Heather deBerdt Romily as she explains, among other things, the Public Navigator Project which was recognized by the CBA NS 2016 Law Day Award for Innovation in providing access to justice.

Access to Justice: Public Navigator Project
Public Information Societies are vital to reaching unrepresented and unsure complainants who cannot manage the regular legal channels to justice. LISNS is doing it differently. The presentation will engage other Province’s Programs as well. 
Heather deBerdt Romily, Executive Director,  Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia

Want to discuss issues facing practicing professionals? A panel of key players discuss the financial, policy, and ideological beliefs and realities which support or inhibit access to justice for workplaces. 

Issues affecting Access to Justice for employees affected by current issues Workplace Conflict
The panel will examine how human rights fits into managers’ views of justice, models of services which influence access, and what employees express when they are seeking justice.
Carey Majid, Executive Director, NL Human Rights Association 
Linda Ross, President, Provincial Advisory Council on Status of Women
Ian Shortall, Director, NL Respectful Workplace and Employee Assistance Program
Andrew Butt, C.Med, Q.Arb, Private Practitioner, Workplace Conflict Management Independent Services 

Other sessions being developed and confirmed daily including:

  • A Fireside Chat with Justice Thomas Cromwell, Chair, National Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters
  • R. v. Jordan (SCC) Decision: Implications on Family Justice
  • Increasing Access to Mediation: The Disability Accessibility Guidebook for Mediators
  • The Latest in Healthcare and Age Related Mediation
  • Best Practices in Access to Justice (Pluralism)
  • Indigenous Issues
  • Transformative Mediation
  • Lessons learned: Dalhousie Dental School and Facebook Behaviours
  • Diverting Estate Litigation Matters to Mediation

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