The Advocate Files: AODA More Changes to AODA – Are You Truly Open for Business? By Mitchell Rose – Toronto Mediator and Settlement Counsel A new year often means new laws. Are you truly open for business? For employers, the start of a new year in this decade has been synonymous with a new […]
The Advocate Files: Mediation Problem Solver Rose Finds his Calling in Mediation By Mitchell Rose – Toronto Mediator and Settlement Counsel Solving problems is a passion for Toronto mediator and lawyer Mitchell Rose. With an avid interest in clinical psychology dating back to his undergraduate days, Rose considered advancing his studies in that area […]
The Advocate Files: Mediators Resolutions vs ‘Goal-utions’ Useful for Mediators By Mitchell Rose – Toronto Mediator and Settlement Counsel New Year’s resolutions are made to be revisited, even if they are not technically “resolutions,” says Toronto mediator, lawyer and settlement counsel Mitchell Rose, who looks back on some of his 2016 goals in a […]
The Advocate Files: Mediation and Settlement Getting Past Impasse with Mediator Settlement Recommendations By Mitchell Rose – Toronto Mediator and Settlement Counsel Getting past impasse: Reaching the end of a mediation session and learning that you and the other side are far apart in your settlement position can be disappointing. In the following weeks, […]
The Advocate Files: Mediation and Settlement Sue Your Way to Settlement By Mitchell Rose – Toronto Mediator and Settlement Counsel Even settlement counsel like me, who encourage early resolution and discourage litigation, sometimes must “sue for peace.” Despite this, and despite my earlier post about when it is appropriate to refuse to mediate or […]
The Advocate Files: Mediation and Settlement Mitchell Rose Shares His Settlement Secrets Toronto mediator, lawyer and settlement counsel Mitchell Rose has been sharing the secrets of his success in various places over the past month. In a piece for ADR Perspectives, he reveals “the secret to settling disputes” is (spoiler alert) “to talk.” “We […]
The Advocate Files: Settlement Counsel Toronto Litigation and Settlement Counsel a Perfect Pairing Outsourcing settlement discussions to a dedicated lawyer can help litigators who feel talking resolution is a sign of weakness, says Toronto settlement counsel Mitchell Rose. Rose, founder of Mitchell Rose Professional Corporation, is one of a growing band of settlement counsel: […]
The Advocate Files: Commercial Dispute Mediation Think Arbitration for Commercial Disputes: Rose Many lawyers are too quick to default to the traditional court system when it comes to resolving clients’ disputes, Toronto settlement counsel and mediator Mitchell Rose tells us. In the article, Rose, founder of Mitchell Rose Professional Corporation, says lawyers often turn […]
The Advocate Files: Commercial Mediation Reform or Replace Commercial Mediation Act: Mitchell Rose By Mitchell Rose – Toronto Mediator and settlement counsel It may be time to reform or replace Ontario’s Commercial Mediation Act, 2010 (CMA), Toronto mediator and settlement counsel Mitchell Rose writes. The CMA “promotes mediation for dispute resolution with the certainty […]
The Advocate Files: Changes to Ontario Employment Law Major Changes to Ontario Employment Law – Are You Ready? By Mitchell Rose – Toronto Mediator and settlement counsel Last summer, many Ontario employers took a collective gasp (while many employees cheered) when the government announced Changes to Ontario employment law that minimum wage would be […]
The Advocate Files: Is Your Business Accessible? AODA New AODA Rules — Is Your Business Accessible? By Mitchell Rose – Toronto Mediator and settlement counsel January 1, 2018 brings a brand new set of requirements for the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). If you are not familiar with AODA, it’s comprised […]
The Advocate Files: Employment Mediations Addressing Emotions Key to Successful Employment Mediations By Mitchell Rose – Toronto Mediator and settlement counsel All parties to employment mediations need to address the emotional nature of the dispute before they can hope to reach a settlement, Toronto mediator and settlement counsel Mitchell Rose tells us. Rose, principal […]
The Advocate Files: Employment Law Legal Advice Vital for Employers When Responding to Wage Hike By Mitchell Rose – Toronto Mediator and settlement counsel Businesses that responded to a recent increase in Ontario’s minimum wage by eliminating paid breaks and other employee benefits — often outlined in documents that workers were told to sign […]
The Advocate Files: ADR, Employment & Labour, Mediation Legal Implications of Workplace Sexual Harassment in Ontario By Mitchell Rose – Toronto Mediator, Employment Lawyer and settlement counsel An alarming number of Canadian women in the workforce have faced sexual harassment in their careers. In a recent survey released by Insights West, more than half […]
The Advocate Files: Mediation and Neighbour Disputes | Court Not the Best Place for Neighbour Disputes By Mitchell Rose – Toronto Mediator and settlement counsel A combination of high emotion and low judicial tolerance makes mediation the best route for neighbour disputes, Toronto mediator and settlement counsel Mitchell Rose says. “My sense is that […]
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