Raising The Bar In Legal Education

Mediation for Solicitors (MfS 101)

  • 10 Oct 2014
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Vancouver
  • 12


  • This rate applies to the members in good standing of the following groups:
    1. Amici Curiae Pro Bono Paralegal Program,
  • This rate applies to the those sending more than one delegate to this course session. To avail of this rate, all delegates must be registered at the same time.
  • Rate for those attending to fulfill their mandatory continuing professional activities for the Law Society of British Columbia.

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Professional Development Course:


Mediation for Solicitors 101 (MfS 101)

Instructor: Brian Gibbard Barrister, Solicitor and Mediator

Solicitors spend much of their time in negotiations. In this course, the application of mediation to their practices will be explored including the ethical considerations involved. They will be introduced to various forms of dispute resolution with a particular emphasis on "deal mediation". Negotiation theory will be introduced and participants will have opportunities to explore different styles of negotiation.

View the course outline here.

This course will cover the following topics:

a.     Identify the different types of mediation
b.    Describe the use of mediation under "without conflict" situations

c.    Identify the types of conflict where ADR appropriate

d.    Describe how mediation works

e.    Describe how arbitration works

f.     Discuss the ethical considerations for mediation and arbitration

g.    Describe how mediation/arbitration hybrid works

h.    Explain the role of counsel in a mediation or Describe negotiation theory

i.     Explain how the legislation and BC Rules of Court impact mediation and arbitration

j.     Demonstrate how a deal or dispute mediation works

This course offers:

  • an interactive class providing hands-on practice in mediation;
  • time-saving tips on how to manage your documents;
  • a limit of 12 participants, to ensure optimum learning;
  • printed and digital versions of the Desk Reference Manual, including useful checklists, flowcharts and precedents.
CPD hours: 7.0
Ethics, professional responsibility, client care relations hours: 2.0

Single Seat Rate: $548.80
Multi Seat or Accredited Group Rate: $521.36 (each)

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