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February 28, 2022

Best Practices for Addressing Power Imbalances and Safety in Family Dispute Resolution Processes: Research, Protocols and the Law

(This article was first published in the Ontario Family Law Reporter, Volume 33, Issue 10, April 2020. By Hilary Linton) Introduction With courts, for now,…

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…


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

March 3, 2022

Family Arbitrators: Protect Your Deductible and Screen Well!

Screening is the first step in all family mediation, collaborative law and arbitration cases. The purpose of screening is to ensure that the parties and…

February 17, 2022

Conduct Unbecoming

In a recent case, a judge of the Superior Court of Justice outlined certain behaviour of a respondent-husband that had a real impact on costs.…

January 31, 2022

What does a successful Parenting Coordination client look like?

I spend a considerable amount of time each month talking to prospective clients about various dispute resolution processes. I tell them what my processes look…

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

MBBI's Member Spotlight on Hilary Linton

Tess Hargarten of Mediators Beyond Borders International recently interviewed Hilary Linton for their mediator "Member Spotlight". Read the complete article here.

Feature in Lawyer's Daily Article - December 2021

The Supreme Court of Canada changed our understanding of “closed” family mediation. In a December 2021 Lawyer's Daily article, Hilary Linton speaks in this article about what this means for family mediators and what they should do to protect their clients.    

Bi-annual Family Arbitrators and PC Training Day set for January 2022

Hilary Linton and Elizabeth Hyde are both scheduled to speak at the upcoming "Bi-Annual Update on Power Imbalances and Family Violence in Family Arbitration and PC" event, scheduled for Saturday, January 15, 2022. This course meets MAG’s bi-annual training requirements for family arbitrators and parenting coordinators! For further information, click here to view the event flyer, and click here to register.


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