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Elizabeth Hyde

B. Ed., J.D., LL.M., Acc. FM., FDRP PC, Certified Specialist in Parenting Coordination

(416) 593-0210

Elizabeth Hyde (Medius Dispute Resolution) is an experienced family mediation trainer and civil mediation trainer. As well she teaches parenting coordination. She has many years of experience working with family mediation clients, both in private practice with Riverdale Mediation and as Executive Director of Toronto’s court-connected family mediation service mediate393 inc.. This experience, along with her work as a family arbitrator and parenting coordinator, informs her teaching.

Elizabeth’s professional experience includes several years as a public school educator and seven years practicing family law in Toronto. She was also the Director of Professional Development for a large national law firm for ten years, gaining cutting-edge experience in legal education trends and issues.

Elizabeth received her Master of Laws (ADR) at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2013. She was an Adjunct Professor at Western University Law School and a sessional instructor in the LL.M. program at Osgoode Hall Law School. Elizabeth designs and delivers a range of training programs at Riverdale Mediation including training designed for small groups of professionals.

Elizabeth is the Co-chair of the FDRIO Parenting Coordination section, past chair of the ADR section of the Ontario Bar Association and past member of the Child and Youth Law section executive. In addition to her ADR practice, Elizabeth designs training programs and dispute resolution processes to address issues of bullying in schools and communities.


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Elizabeth successfully mediated a resolution using her knowledge and professionalism. She also demonstrated significant patience, understanding and the ability to manage difficult parties with unusual family dynamics. Without these traits, a resolution would not have been possible. I would attend with her again and I have already recommended her services to others.

I am thrilled with this service and very grateful for Elizabeth Hyde's expertise and experience. She has resolved the 10 year divorce in one all day session.

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