Judicial Alternative

By: Linda Branch, The Barbados Advocate Mediation as an alternative means of settling disputes will become part of Barbados’ judicial landscape in the near future in an effort to save time and money, a judiciary representative said yesterday. “We haven’t made the decision yet as to whether it will be compulsory or not, but there […]

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ADR Workshop in Nassau

By: LaKEISHA McSWEENEY Guardian Staff Reporter Endeavouring to develop new ways to resolve conflict at the bargaining table is the main objective of the first of its kind Alternative Dispute Resolution. The five-day conference being held in conjunction with the University of Windsor Law Faculty / Stitt Feld Handy Group got underway on Monday at […]

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Stitt Feld Handy Group teaches ADR to Ethiopian

By Helen Burnett Law Times, April 21, 2008 Alternative dispute resolution is reportedly catching on in Ethiopia-and it has a Canadian connection. Toronto’s Stitt Feld Handy Group and the Ethiopian Arbitration and Conciliation Centre have recently become partners to run training sessions in the East African country. So far in 2008, two have already been […]

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The pitfalls of collective brainpower

Sarah Treleaven, Financial Post Published: Saturday, March 15, 2008 Sarah Treleaven, Financial Post Published: Saturday, March 15, 2008 If meetings are widely considered a waste of time, that’s because, well, they can be a waste of time. Paul Godin, a mediator with Stitt Feld Handy Group in Toronto, says that too often meetings have no clear […]

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Noteworthy Cases in ADR

NOTEWORTHY CASES Supreme Court of Canada Rules on Arbitration Clauses in Web-based Contracts Dell Computer Corp. v. Union des Consommateurs 2007 SCC 34 – July 13, 2007 Web-based contract – Arbitration clause – Dell’s website had an error in pricing on it for 2 types of handheld computers – When Dell became aware of the errors, it […]

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Poem by a Participant in Trinidad’s Advanced ADR Workshop (Oct. 205, 2007)

A Dedication Part 2 to Peter Dreyer & Nayla Mitha By Tonia Robinson – Oct. 5, 2007 It’s good to be great! It’s even better to feel great! But when you meet two people who are Exceptional at doing both And teaching others to do the same Where life has serious rules in its game […]

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How Siblings Help You Learn to Negotiate

An article in TIME Magazine, entitled “How Your Siblings Make You Who You Are”, explains how brothers and sisters affect your negotiation style and skills. My sister actually brought this piece to my attention, when she attempted to use it to take credit for my career in ADR. The article states that on average, siblings […]

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Diversity@Work awards

Continuing our commitment to cultural change for a more cohesive Australia, The Trillium Group has partnered with Diversity@Work as a supporting partner of its 2006 Awards. The annual Diversity@Work Awards recognise, celebrate and promote achievements in diversity. Over the past 6 years since the Awards’ inception, companies and individuals have received community recognition of their […]

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Canadians teach Ethiopians to mediate

By Allan Stitt of the Stitt Feld Handy Group This article originally appeared in the April 2006 issue of the Canadian Government Executive (www.netgov.ca). There was certainly a bit of culture shock for us from the moment we landed at the airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I was coming from Toronto with my wife and […]

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Alternative Dispute Resolution in Ethiopia

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Woubshet Ayele, Secretary General of the Ethiopian Arbitration and Conciliation Centre (the “EACC”). Mr. Ayele is a former member of Ethiopia’s High Court judiciary and an experienced general practitioner. He held various legal positions with both the Ethiopian Ministry of Justice and as in-house counsel for a […]

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