Riverdale Mediation’s President and founder, Hilary Linton, is the recipient of the 2014 Ontario Bar Association’s ADR Award for Excellence.
Hilary is honoured to accept this award. Since she left her litigation partnership and began teaching and practising family mediation and arbitration 15 years ago, she has aimed to be leader in establishing the best practices in family law ADR.
“Being a mediator helped me realize how important it is for family law clients to have a safe, non-judging and balanced process of self-determination,” she says.
“Of critical importance in family law is a triage process called “screening”, where the mediator (and mediator-arbitrator) first meets the parties to identify, assess and manage the balance of negotiation and participation power and risk of harm coming to one of them, a child or the mediator.”
“Family mediators, lawyers and arbitrators can deliver better processes and help save lives by undertaking this important step,” she says.
Join us in congratulating Hilary at the award presentation reception and dinner hosted by the OBA Alternative Dispute Section on September 30, 2014 at 5:30 pm. Tickets for the event are available by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.