Join us for a
stimulating morning of learning and discussion on mediation of litigious
disputes, with representatives of both sides of the Bar, mediators and Mr.
Justice Robert Beaudoin. New members of the Bar are especially encouraged to
come and meet others who want to maximize the mediation experience for their
clients. Topics will include a review of the evolution of the mandatory
mediation process in the Ottawa Superior Court and where it may be headed in
the future, a panel discussion on “best practices” and tips on technique from a
highly experienced panel. A Question and Answer session will be included.
After lunch, we
will hear from Joy Noonan on “Bringing a Quiet Mind into ADR”. As science
continues to demonstrate quite convincingly the benefits
of ‘mindfulness’ in counteracting the harmful effects of our
overloaded lives - offerings on all things mindful have literally flooded the
market. Joy is an ADRIC C.Med and owner of APTUS Conflict Solutions - but
she is also a senior consultant/facilitator with the internationally
renowned ‘Potential Project’ the global leader (partnered now with
Harvard) on mindfulness at a business and organizational level. Joy will lead a
discussion on what the notion of mindfulness can mean for us in our work - and
what it might look like for any one of us.
evening (6:00PM) join us for a free pub night event to learn more about ADRIO
and network with different professionals within the field of conflict
includes program materials, breakfast, lunch and refreshment snacks.
bird Member: $200
bird deadline: February 27th, 2018
* +HST on all rates. Cancellation
Policy: If you are unable to attend, your registration is fully transferable to
another person in your organization. If you must cancel, notice must be
received in writing. All refund requests received on or prior to March 29th,
2018 will receive a refund less a 20% administrative fee; those received on or
before April 5th, 2018 will receive a refund less 50%. No refunds
after April 5th, 2018. Sessions, speakers and times are subject
to change. Registrations are tentative until April 20th.
Should ADRIO need to cancel this event, you will receive a full refund.
your registration is accepted and payment is processed, the refund policy above
will apply in all circumstances.
am – 9:00 am: Continental
breakfast and registration
9:00 am – 9:20 am:
Opening remarks by Ian Szlazak
9:20 am – 10:00 am:
Keynote session with Justice Robert N. Beaudoin, “Is EVERYBODY a MEDIATOR?”
10:00 am – 10:15am:
10:15 am – 12:00 pm: "Ottawa Mandatory Mediation- 20 Years and Counting
" Panel Discussion
Ian Szlazak (moderator), David Elliot,
Paul Champ, Robert Beaudoin, and Laura Bruneau
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Networking Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm “Bringing a
Quiet Mind into Mediation” workshop by Joy Noonan
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Networking time
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm ADRIO Pub Night
“Is EVERYBODY a MEDIATIOR?”
Justice Robert N. Beaudoin
B.A. 1970, (Windsor); M.Ed. 1974 (U of T);
LLB 1979, (Windsor)
Superior Court of Justice
"Ottawa Mandatory Mediation- 20 Years and Counting "
Ian C. Szlazak (Moderator) B.A., (Queen’s),
LL.B., LL.M. (ADR), Osgoode Hall Law School (York), Chartered Mediator, is the
founder and President/CEO of Resolution House Inc.(www.resolutionhouse.com), an Ottawa-based professional conflict
management and dispute resolution firm that has been operating since 1995. His
practice is varied, with an emphasis on mediation of a wide variety of
litigious disputes (over 2100 appointments), as well as adjudication of
physical and sexual abuse claims, arbitration/med-arb of labour and employment
matters, workplace investigations and coaching, facilitations and dispute
resolution consulting/systems design.
Justice Robert N. Beaudoin B.A. 1970,
(Windsor); M.Ed. 1974 (U of T); LLB 1979, (Windsor) Justice Beaudoin was called
to the Bar (Ontario) in 1981. He then practiced law in Windsor, Ontario. In
1989, he was appointed the Regional Director of Courts Administration for East
Region in Ottawa. He joined the Civil Justice Review in 1994 and participated
in the productions of the Review’s two reports aimed at reforming Ontario’s
civil justice system. He has extensive experience in civil case management and
court-annexed mediation. In January of 1997, he was appointed the Case
Management Master for the Superior Court of Justice in Ottawa where he
implemented case management for all civil cases. At the same time, he produced
the Practice Direction requiring the mandatory referral of all civil cases to
mediation. This Practice Direction was the predecessor of Rule 24. 1(Mandatory
Mediation). He has lectured and provided advice on case management and
mediation and has participated in a number of international justice projects in
the Caribbean, Asia and Africa. He was appointed a judge of the Superior Court
of Justice in September, 2009. He is currently the Local Administrative Judge
for Civil Matters for the Superior Court of Justice in Ottawa.
Laura Bruneau BA, LLB, CMC is a fluently bilingual lawyer,
adjudicator, mediator, arbitrator and ombudsman with 19 years experience. In
the year 2003, Laura founded and continues to direct Bruneau Group, a boutique
Canadian firm offering independent consulting services to legal counsel and
corporations alike. She has been retained to adjudicate, arbitrate or otherwise
administer class actions involving hospitals, personal injury, contaminated
food, Airlines, payday lenders, federal and provincial governments, tainted
blood and universities. She has also been called on to deliver expert testimony
in the field of class action legal noticing.
Paul Champ, Champ and Associates, is an employment and
civil litigation lawyer based in Ottawa. He runs his own three-lawyer
litigation firm, Champ & Associates.
Paul and his clients have established legal precedents in cross border
employment, disability rights, privacy, racial discrimination, prisoners’
rights, and corporate accountability for abuses in foreign countries. Paul has
obtained successful judgments from every level of Court in Ontario and has
appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada on several occasions.
David Elliot, Dentons Canada LLP, is the Department Head
of the Dentons Ottawa Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. David is also the principal contact
of the National ADR Group for the Ottawa office.
practice includes a wide variety of business litigation disputes, with a focus
on disputes arising from asset and share purchase transactions, employment
related disputes, claims regarding intellectual property and confidential
information, professional negligence and negligent misrepresentation,
defamation, lease disputes, and insurance matters. David also provides advice
in the area of public procurement and represents clients involved in
procurement disputes at the federal, provincial and municipal levels of
government. His litigation practice has involved appearances before all levels
of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Federal Court of Canada. In
addition to appearing as lead trial and appellate counsel on numerous matters,
David has extensive experience acting as counsel on mediations and
“Bringing a Quiet Mind into ADR”
Joy Noonan, LL. B., LL. M.(ADR), C. Med.
Joy is an accomplished lawyer who shifted her practice in
2007 to that of full time neutral work.
She has received the designation of Chartered Mediator
(C. Med) from the ADR Institute of Canada and is available to mediate and/or
arbitrate most civil and commercial matters with a specialty in labour/human
rights/employment law matters. She is frequently sought out to conduct
workplace investigations and has now performed over 300 of those
processes. A long-time mindfulness practitioner, Joy is also a popular choice
for conflict coaching and mindfulness coaching/training – and is a senior trainer
and facilitator with the internationally renowned Potential Project; the
international gold standard in corporate based mindfulness training.
Joy earned her law degree at Dalhousie University (now
the Schulich School of Law) in 1989, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1991.
Before shifting her work to that of a full-time neutral, Joy was a partner in a
large national law firm, initially in Toronto and then in Ottawa co-anchoring a
new office for that same firm starting in 1999. After leaving private practice
and while co-leading APTUS with Roger, Joy earned her Masters of Law (LL.M)
from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2011, specializing in Alternative Dispute
Resolution and temporarily joined the University of Ottawa Law school’s ranks
as a part-time professor for a term in 2012 to teach an advanced seminar class
on Human Rights.
While currently taking a breather from Board work, Joy
has served on a number of Boards of Directors and is currently enjoying being
among the Ambassadors for the ‘Women for Mental Health Program’ with the Royal
Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health.