Family Arbitration Training - PEI

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Event date: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 (All day) to Friday, March 3, 2017 (All day)
Name of Organization: 
Department of Justice and Public Safety, Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island
Contact Email: 
Charlottetown, PE

This course is intended to provide family arbitrators and parenting coordinators with a basic level overview of the legislation, case law, procedural steps, ethical dilemmas and practical aspects of Parenting Coordination practice.

Drawing on Ontario case law and experience, and in the context of PEI’s legislation, the trainers will use lectures, presentations, case studies, group discussion, demonstration, role play, and feedback. Materials include Arbitration and Parenting Coordination Agreements, correspondence samples, Award formats, tips for writing well, relevant Standards of Practice and Codes of Conduct, a 90-minute webinar on med-arb by Lorne Wolfson; readings, case studies, and checklists.

For more information about the training, please contact Jenny Mason - (902) 368-6658 or

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  • Hilary Linton, J.D., LL.M., Cert. F. Med., President and Founder Riverdale Mediation Ltd., and mediate393 inc., is a Toronto lawyer whose firm Riverdale Mediation Ltd. provides mediation, arbitration, parenting coordination, training and consulting services. She also is the President of mediate393 inc. which delivers family mediation and information services at Toronto’s Superior and Provincial Courts of Justice. Hilary is a frequent adjunct professor at the U.W.O. Faculty of Law, teaching Family Law Dispute Resolution. She is a two-time recipient of the James G. McLeod Professorship in Family Law. She also has taught Family Dispute Resolution in the LL.M. (Family Law) program at Osgoode Hall Law School. Hilary is often retained for specialized mediation, negotiation and arbitration workshops for legal professionals, government Ministries and Agencies, faith communities, corporations and community groups. She also designs and delivers a wide range of workshops for lawyers, mediators and arbitrators, including accreditation-eligible and Law Society accredited programs in mediation, arbitration, power imbalances in mediation and arbitration, and family law. Her current research and teaching focus is on developing better processes for use by FDR professionals when assessing dynamics of negotiation power, prior to making dispute resolution process choices.
  • Elizabeth Hyde, B.Ed., LL.B., LL.M., Acc. FM , is the Principal of Medius Dispute Resolutions, the Executive Director of mediate393 inc. and an associated mediator, arbitrator and parenting coordinator with Riverdale Mediation Ltd. Elizabeth’s practice is focused on providing effective and informed family mediation involving parenting plans, child and spousal support and property division. Through her work providing onsite and off- site mediation with mediate393 inc., she has developed expertise in working with high conflict families. She also is often referred comprehensive mediation cases from counsel who value her experience and balanced approach to mediation. Elizabeth’s professional experience includes several years as a public school educator and seven years practicing family law in Toronto. She was the Director of Professional Development in a large national law firm for ten years, gaining cutting-edge experience in legal education trends and issues. Elizabeth received her Master of Laws (ADR) at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2013. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Western University Law School and a sessional instructor in the LL.M. program at Osgoode Hall Law School. Elizabeth designs and delivers a range of training programs at Riverdale Mediation Ltd., including training designed for small groups of professionals. Elizabeth is the past chair of the ADR section of the Ontario Bar Association and is currently a member of the Child and Youth Law section executive. In addition to her ADR practice, Elizabeth designs training programs and dispute resolution processes to address issues of bullying in schools and communities.