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Fall 2018 issue

Professors Heather Heavin and Michaela Keet, “Litigation Risk Analysis: Using Rigorous Projections to Encourage and Inform Settlement”

In response to widespread concerns about litigation costs and ‘access to justice’, lawyers generally accept that assessing risk is an inherent dimension of their work.  Many still prefer, however, vague and imprecise conversations about litigation risk.  This paper presents the results of an empirical study, exploring lawyers’ experiences with risk assessment approaches and tools.  It identifies challenges and ‘turning points’ as lawyers wrestle with risk projections.  It also outlines a simple, practical framework for guiding litigation risk analysis.  A lawyer who is well-rooted in the foundations of the risk assessment task will, we suggest, be better able to provide full and transparent assessments - to the client, and even to a mediator who may be facilitating settlement conversations

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Emmanuel Debrah

Who's the boss? Managing ethical dilemmas in workplace mediation and developing a contextualized reflective practice (excerpt PDF)
Jonathan Elston


Le droit mène à tout et partout. Louise Barrington : une avocate arbitre canadienne à Hong Kong (excerpt PDF)
Marie-Claude Rigaud


Comprendre la conciliation dans le processus de négociation collective au Québec à travers le vécu d'acteurs syndicaux (excerpt PDF)
Marc-Antonin Hennebert et Marie-Josée Dupuis


La médiation dans l'union pour la Méditerranée : état des lieux et perspectives d'harmonisation (excerpt PDF)
Filali Osman

The Journal

The Journal of Arbitration and Mediation (the Journal) was the first bilingual peer-reviewed Canadian publication to focus exclusively on dispute prevention and resolution. It is a joint initiative of the Université de Sherbrooke, Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal, Faculty of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School and the Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution (at Osgoode Hall Law School). Since 2010, it has published some 50 texts dealing with a wide range of issues and concerns of central importance to the field.

The Journal’s mission is to encourage reflection and debate on issues of concern to both academics and practitioners interested in dispute prevention and resolution, including mediation and arbitration. More specifically, we aim to publish papers that present original and creative research in this field.

We are currently working on and interested to receive submissions that address:

  • Family Dispute Resolution

  • Legal Ethics and Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Dispute Resolution

  • Aboriginal Dispute Resolution Mechanisms

  • How Technology is Changing Dispute Resolution

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