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Elder and Adult Guardianship Mediation in BC: A New and Growing Field

Elder & Guardianship Mediation in BC Presentation to the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch ADR-Vancouver Section on March 13, 2012 essentially a summary of Elder and Guardianship Mediation: A Report Prepared by The Canadian Centre for Elder Law, (CCEL Report No. 5), January 2012 (the “Report”)  The Report is available online at http://www.bcli.org/ccel/projects/elder-and-guardianshipmediation Funded by [...]

By | March 13th, 2012|Adult Guardianship, Elder Law, mediation, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Nicole Garton to Co-Chair New Course on Elder Law Mediation for CLE BC

Nicole Garton will chair a new course on Elder Law Mediation for the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC. Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver Who should attend: Lawyers and mediators. Learning level: All levels Elder and guardianship mediation is a new and growing field [...]

By | February 17th, 2012|Elder Law, Events, mediation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nicole Garton to Co-Chair New Course on Elder Law Mediation for CLE BC

Presentation on Elder Law Mediation to the CBA BC Branch ADR Section

Nicole Garton of Heritage Law will present to the CBA BC Branch Alternative Dispute Resolution Section on Elder Law Mediation at its March meeting. Elder and guardianship mediation is a new and growing field of practice that is also fraught with complex legal and ethical considerations for the mediator. This presentation will highlight the particular sensitivity [...]

By | February 17th, 2012|Elder Law, Events, mediation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Presentation on Elder Law Mediation to the CBA BC Branch ADR Section

Canadian Centre for Elder Law announces the online launch of its report, Elder and Guardianship Mediation

Generously funded by the Law Foundation of British Columbia, this report is the first comprehensive and internationally comparative study of elder and guardianship mediation in Canada. As a person ages, mediation may be used to resolve disagreements in the context of estate planning, financial planning, organizing caregiving, developing a housing plan, discussing lifestyle choices—varied circumstances where [...]

By | January 12th, 2012|Elder Law, mediation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Canadian Centre for Elder Law announces the online launch of its report, Elder and Guardianship Mediation

Successful Family Business Succession and Professionally Mediated Family Meetings

There is a lack of a common definition of a family business but it is generally considered to be a business with two or more family members who have financial control of the company and there is some intent to transfer the business to the next generation. Over 90% of family businesses in Canada are [...]

By | May 27th, 2011|Estate Planning, mediation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mediation & Collaborative Law

Definition of Mediation Mediation is a dispute resolution process by which two or more parties volunarily attempt, with the assistance of an impartial, neutral, trained person, to negotiate and formulate their own consensual resolution of matters at issue between them. The mediator manages the process but has no independent decision-making power respecting the substantive outcome [...]

By | February 20th, 2009|Elder Law, mediation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mediation & Collaborative Law

Notice to Mediate (Family) Pilot Project Expanded to Vancouver

As a family justice reform pilot project, the application of the Notice to Mediate (Family) Regulation was expanded to the Vancouver and New Westminster registries of the Supreme Court on January 1, 2009.  The Regulation enables any party to a family law proceeding to require the other parties to attend a mediation session to attempt [...]

By | January 17th, 2009|mediation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Notice to Mediate (Family) Pilot Project Expanded to Vancouver