Dennis is in Alberta for the 2019 ACTLA seminar

ACTLA Fork in the road seminar

The fork in the road: which will you choose?

This is the question raised by the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association’s 2019 seminar. In Calgary on October 7th and in Edmonton on October 9th, ACTLA presents a program focused on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): Mediation vs. Arbitration vs. Judicial Dispute Resolution (JDR). “Our court system is backlogged. Trial dates are years away. There is more and more pressure to get claims resolved without the need for trial. This seminar is all things ADR to assist you with getting the best results for your clients as quickly as possible!” 

MEA is proud to sponsor this event and, as a testifying expert in the mechanics of injury and practice leader of our Injury Biomechanics group, Dennis Chimich is attending.

Many topics are on the table, including a variety of points of view, from a non-lawyer mediator to the Bench. Here is the full program:

Principles of ADR From a Non-Lawyer Mediator – Interspace Negotiation

Patricia Paradis | University of Alberta

Why Cases Won’t Settle Prior to Mediation

Dale E. Johns QC | Carscallen LLP

Arbitration Pitfalls and Misconceptions

Sabri M. Shawa QC | JSS Barristers

Honey or Vinegar: Which Process Should I Choose, and Which Approach When I Get There?

Bob McBean QC, C.Arb, C.Med | Parlee McLaws LLP

Do’s and Don’ts of Mediation: A Do-Over

Stew Baker QC | Duncan Craig LLP Marney Lutz | Marney Lutz Mediation

JDRs: Re-Entry of Mandatory Mediation

Hon. James H. Langston QC J. Roy Nickerson QC | Nickerson Roberts Holinksi & Mercer

Perspective from the Bench

Justice Kevin P. Feehan | Court of Appeal of Alberta

The Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association (ACTLA) was founded in the Spring of 1986 as a non-profit society dedicated to the objectives of advancing the science of Jurisprudence, training in all fields and phases of Advocacy, upholding the honour and dignity of the profession of Law, encouraging brotherhood and sisterhood among the members of the bar, upholding and improving the adversary system and trial by jury, and promoting the administration of justice and the public good. Its mission is to advocate for a strong civil justice system that protects the rights of all Albertans.


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