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In-depth articles from the Riverdale Mediation team of professionals.

September 15, 2017

Safety Planning in Family Law Cases: An Emerging Duty of Care for Lawyers?

By Hilary Linton Research and experience tells us that intimate partner homicides are the most predictable and preventable of murders. We also know that adversarial…

September 14, 2017

Best Practices for Screening for Family Violence and Power Imbalances in Family Mediation-Arbitration

By Hilary Linton 1. Screening is a process of identifying, assessing and managing power imbalances. Its purpose is to assess if parties are appropriate for…

September 14, 2017

Identifying and Assessing Family Violence and Power Dynamics

By Hilary Linton What are the fundamental principles of ADR? What are some basic screening concepts I should know before starting mediation and/or arbitration? What are mediators…

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September 20, 2018

The (Unique) Perils of The PC Process

The parenting coordination process is a difficult one for both clients and PCs. Invariably there is one parent who is more committed; or is driving…

August 31, 2018

The Tenacious Mediator: Ten tips for “Moving the Mediation”

If there are three qualities that distinguish a good mediator from a great one, they are: Dangerous curiosity: great mediators are not afraid to follow…

June 12, 2018

Sustainable Peace, Mediation, and the Status of Women and Girls

By: Mina Vaish and Archana Medhekar   In March of 2018, the Canadian delegation consisting of Archana Medhekar, Tricia Morris and I joined eighteen other…

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In-depth articles from the Riverdale Mediation team of professionals.

Welcome, Cliff Nelson!

The Honourable Clifford Nelson, after 19 years of service as a judge of the Superior Court of Justice (Family Court), has joined our family mediation team. His 47 years of settlement-focused service as a litigator and judge will serve his mediation clients well. At Riverdale Mediation, we accept clients who have counsel as well as the self-represented. We welcome Cliff very warmly.

Fall & Winter 2018 Newsletter

Our latest Fall & Winter 2018 newsletter is out now! Click the active link for updates on our family mediation services and training: ow.ly/W0jQ30mXQTv

Featured PC Article on OBA Site

On September 18, Elizabeth Hyde's article on "The (Unique) Perils of the Parenting Coordination Process" was featured in the "Recent Articles" section of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) website. The article is accessible to OBA section members, and by request by non-members. It is also our featured Blog post of the week! You can read the full article here.

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