Joint Sessions and Opening Statements in the Mediation of Civil Disputes 

Jun. 7, 2016
Toronto ON

Joint Sessions and Opening Statements in the Mediation of Civil Disputes
Alternative Dispute Resolution | 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Although traditional, the use of joint sessions in mediation is far from a universal approach. Some mediators and lawyers feel strongly against bringing the parties into the same room, even for the purpose of laying the ground rules for the mediation. Others find the joint session, if used skillfully, to be a helpful tool in reaching consensus. Join our panel of experienced mediators to find out:

  • What are the potential benefits and detriments of joint sessions?
  • When are joint sessions appropriate or useful?
  • How can opening statements be effectively used to further the goals of the mediation?
  • What lessons can be learned from those practice areas which are more (or less) frequently using joint sessions?

If you are a litigator, mediator or settlement counsel in the area of employment, estates, personal injury, commercial litigation or general civil disputes, register now to join the discussion on this important topic.


Barry Fisher, Mediation & Arbitration
Alicia Kuin, YorkStreet Dispute Resolution Inc.
Bernard Morrow, Morrow Mediation
Suzanna Popovic-Montag, Hull & Hull LLP


Mitchell Rose, Stancer, Gossin, Rose LLP

The slate for the 2016-2017 OBA Alternative Dispute Resolution section executive will be presented for approval by the Section members present at the event.

Program Details

Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Agenda: 7:30 am Registration
8:00 am Program followed by Q & A
9:30 am Program Concludes
Location: Twenty Toronto Street Conferences and Events
20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor | Toronto, ON | M5C 2B8

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