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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…


In-depth articles from the Riverdale team of professionals.

June 19, 2017

UK Parenting Coordination (PC)

It was back in 2016 that London England based Family Law in Partnership (FLiP) founder Gillian Bishop first joined us in Toronto for the Riverdale…

March 27, 2017

From Jennifer Lawrence to Aceh, Indonesia

The annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women is an inspiring event that, in a perfect world, every single woman should attend. Attending…

March 17, 2017

Save the Date for Mediators Beyond Borders International’s Parallel Event at the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61)

I am honoured to be joining several highly accomplished women mediators, negotiators and leaders in New York for this exciting panel “Peacebuilding Beyond 2017: Women…

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In-depth articles from the Riverdale team of professionals.

Panel Discussion at the OCLF Conference

Jared Norton will be speaking on a panel (September 16th) and the OCLF conference. The seminar is entitled "The 6-minute settlement practitioner". He will be speaking on the Voice of the Child in settlement and primarily be reflecting on the need for screening and professional skill development.

Sponsors of OCLF & OAFM Conference

We are proud sponsors of the upcoming OCLF & OAFM Conference, "Collaborative Practice and Mediation: The Power of Interest Based Negotiation". The event will be held on September 14-16, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Niagara Falls. For further details, please visit the event page.

Hilary delivered a two-day workshop

Hilary was in Halifax on April 7-8, 2017 to deliver a two-day workshop Hilary on Screening for Power Imbalances and Family Violence in Collaborative and Mediation processes. The training was delivered for the Association of Collaborative Family Law Professionals in Nova ScotiaClick here for more information on the training session.  


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