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4-Part OBA Family Violence Training for Family Lawyers

Starting July 21, 2021, the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) will be delivering a 4-part webinar series on Family Violence, essential for every family lawyer! Elizabeth Hyde will join the roster of family professionals for Part 2 (July 28) and will speak about “Important Considerations for Selecting the Best Process for Your Client”. For the complete training agenda and registration details, click here.

“It is critical that every family lawyer has a comprehensive understanding of what family violence is, how to recognize and respond to it, the legal impacts of family violence, and how best to support your clients.”

Ontario family mediation: World class excellence

The Lawyer’s Daily recently published Hilary Linton’s article, “Ontario family mediation: World-Class Excellence”, which is a rebuttal piece to the controversial Gary Joseph article, “Meditation: The unregulated Profession“.

“There are so many excellent family mediators out there. This article addresses the lack of knowledge about mediation in our family law community and proposes some solutions.”

Read Hilary’s complete article here.

The Dish on Divorce

In episode 11 of the YouTube series, “The Dish on #Divorce“, Hilary Linton spoke with Jennifer Barkin about the success of mediation, the process of getting started with it, and the various resources available for families to negotiate issues outside of the courtroom. View the episode here.

Guest Mentor at OBA Webinar

Hilary Linton is one of the scheduled guest mentors to speak at the upcoming Ontario Bar Association webinar, “Building a Successful ADR Practice” on April 22, 2021. Click here for program details and registration.

Celebrating our 20th Anniversary!

2021 marks the 20th anniversary of Riverdale Mediation! It was 20 years ago that Riverdale Mediation got its start in, naturally, Toronto’s Riverdale neighbourhood, in a shared office on the Danforth.  And in honour of this occasion, we have updated our About us page to include a literal history, accompanied by archival collages and photos. Check it out!